Court Cuts Back Pete Rose’s Defamation Suit Over Ex-Investigator's Statement

, The Legal Intelligencer


A federal court in Pennsylvania has trimmed the claims that former baseball star Pete Rose can bring against the man who investigated him for betting in the 1980s. That man, attorney John Dowd, had acted as special counsel to Major League Baseball, and gave a 2015 radio interview in which, Rose alleged, the lawyer said the ex-player committed statutory rape.

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