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Boston abuse story gets worse

Posted on: March 5, 2012 1:25 pm
 
By Dayn Perry

The revolting story of former Red Sox clubhouse manager Donald J. Fitzpatrick has devolved into what the Boston Globe's Bob Hohler calls "the worst sexual abuse scandal in Major League Baseball history." Holher reports:

"Eight more men have made sexual abuse allegations against former Red Sox clubhouse manager Donald J. Fitzpatrick, in what has become the worst sexual abuse scandal in Major League Baseball history.

The eight men, including two former batboys for the Baltimore Orioles, have come forward since two former Sox clubhouse attendants accused Fitzpatrick in December of sexually abusing them as teenagers at Fenway Park. The allegations, when added to similar allegations levied decades ago, bring to 20 the number of men who have accused Fitzpatrick of molesting them between the 1960s and 1990s."


Fitzpatrick has passed on, and, as Hohler notes, the statute of limitations has expired on most of his crimes. No matter how the legal proceedings play out, stories such as this one necessarily don't end well.

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Comments

Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: March 5, 2012 6:51 pm
 

Boston abuse story gets worse

"the worst sexual abuse scandal in Major League Baseball history."
I'm curious-- what is the second worst sexual abuse scandal in MLB history?








Since: Oct 15, 2007
Posted on: March 5, 2012 4:46 pm
 

Boston abuse story gets worse

If it's true,hopefully he ended up in hell where he belongs.



Since: Sep 19, 2011
Posted on: March 5, 2012 2:11 pm
 

Boston abuse story gets worse

Fitzpatrick had died in 2005 so it seem odd to me that the 8 men had waited so long to come forward, I read this story first on Yahoo and they mention that the 8 men is suing Red Sox and Orioles 5 million each. I don't see how Red Sox and Orioles should be held responsible for what sick things that Fitzpatrick did to these 8 men, It look like if they can't go after the person who did the crime. They should go after the team he worked for,it seem this story going to play out for the next few months.


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