Roger McDowell: Braves Coach Accused of Gay Slurs, Is His Job in Jeopardy?
Roger McDowell Is Accused Of Making Gay Slurs And Threats At A Game, Should He Be Fired?
This should be the end for Roger McDowell.
McDowell, a coach for the Atlanta Braves, is accused of making gay slurs towards some fans and then threatening a man in front of his family, not exactly something that will do much for your job security on a Major League team.
Per Rick Chandler of Off the Bench:
Allred was joined by fans Justin Quinn, his wife Jessica Quinn and the two young girls, adorably dressed in pink, all who made statements. This is what’s known in the legal profession as “Big trouble for Roger McDowell.”
Allred contends that McDowell yelled at three fans in the bleachers “are you a gay threesome?” and later made lewd gestures with a bat, and threatened Quinn, asking “How much do you think your teeth are worth?”
Yep. I think we've seen just about enough from Mr. McDowell.
While you're free to say whatever you want in this country, when you're in that uniform, you represent that club, and the Braves simply cannot stand by someone who said something like that while he was standing on the field.
It's time for him to say goodbye and step aside. If he doesn't, the team is going to do it for him, because it's just terrible public relations. Baseball is such a family sport, and having a member of a Major League team threaten a family at the ballpark is just something that cannot be tolerated.
I would be stunned if the Braves kept him around after this. How can you market yourself to families after this if he's still on your coaching staff.
You can't, and that's why he's all but gone.
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