clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Report: Pete Rose bet on baseball as a player

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

According to a new Outside The Lines report, it seems like Pete Rose wasn't being totally honest when he first admitted to betting on baseball as the Reds' manager.

His stance was always that he never bet as a player, only as a manager, but new evidence seems to contradict that:

But new documents obtained by Outside the Lines indicate Rose bet extensively on baseball -- and on the Cincinnati Reds -- as he racked up the last hits of a record-smashing career in 1986. The documents go beyond the evidence presented in the 1989 Dowd report that led to Rose's banishment and provide the first written record that Rose bet while he was still on the field.

That's pretty damning, and doesn't really help his reinstatement case. No word yet on how it'll affect the All-Star weekend.