Pete Rose won't be part of Phillies alumni weekend

posted by Bill Mead - 

The Phillies say Pete Rose will not be part of the upcoming alumni weekend events. The festivities with former past Philly greats is set for August 10th through the 13th at Citizens Bank Park.  Court papers allege Rose had a sexual relationship with a 14- or 15-year-old girl in the 1970s, while he says she was 16.  Rose issued a statement saying, "While I am truly honored that the Phillies fans voted for me to be this year's Wall of Fame inductee, I am concerned that other matters will overshadow the goodwill associated with Alumni Weekend." Rose added he agrees with "the decision not to participate." The Phillies also announced they will not distribute a Pete Rose bobblehead on Friday, August 11th.

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