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Roger McDowell Suspended Two Weeks Without Pay For His Actions In San Francisco

Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell has been suspended two weeks without pay and fined an undisclosed amount for his actions on April 23, according to the AJC.

McDowell's suspension is retroactive to April 29 when he was placed on administrative leave by the team. Who knew suspensions were treated like disabled list stints?

The coach will also have to participate in sensitivity training.

McDowell was put in the spotlight following allegations that he hurled gay slurs and threats to Giants fans in San Francisco during batting practice prior to a weekend game over the recent road trip. The fan that came forward, Justin Quinn, was accompanied by attorney Gloria Allred and his 9-year-old twin daughters at a press conference in which he went into detail of what McDowell shouted at them, as well as his actions to them, such as making a sexual gesture with a bat.

Dave Wallace will continue to fill in for McDowell as interim pitching coach until McDowell returns. Wallace is the minor league pitching coordinator for the Braves.

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