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Roger McDowell's Gay Slurs And Gestures, According To Gloria Allred

TMZ has video of the press conference in which Gloria Allred accused Atlanta Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell of homophobic and threatening taunts and gestures during the team's series against the San Francisco Giants last week. McDowell is accused of cursing in front of kids and all sorts of other super fun behavior.

There's nothing at all funny about the accusation itself, but the sight near the end of her solemnly demonstrating McDowell's alleged bat-sex gesture may make your little brother giggle. A transcription of Allred's remarks:

Mr. Quinn was in the bleachers with his children at batting practice when he and his family observed Atlanta Braves coach Roger McDowell making extremely rude and homophobic comments to three men who were also in the bleachers. Mr Quinn heard coach McDowell say to these men, quote, "Are you guys a homo couple or a threesome?" Then the coach allegedly grabbed a baseball bat and started shoving the small end through a circle formed by his finger and thumb, simulating sex. The coach then allegedly said, "Are you three giving it to each other up the [rear end]?"

Whilthrusting hus hips forward and backward in a sexual manner.

Coach McDowell then put up three fingers pointing at the men, and in response some individuals in the bleachers shouted, "Oh my god!" At that point Justin shouted, "Hey, there are kids out here." The coach replied, "Kids don't effing belong at the baseball park."

The coach then picked up his bat and started walking in a threatening manner towards Mr. Quinn, saying to him, "How much are your teeth worth?"

Actions that we think are appropriate are that both coach McDowell and the team should be fined, and coach McDowell should be ordered to apologize to Mr. Quinn and his family and to all the fans and the city of San Francisco for his homophobic, vulgar and atening bbehavior.

Also we believe that coach McDowell should be ordered to undergo sensitivity training.

[Stands to demonstrate the bat-through-fingers maneuver.]

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.