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Roger McDowell, Braves Pitching Coach, Accused Of Shouting Gay Slurs At Giants Fans

Roger Mcdowell Gay Slurs

By ROBERT JABLON   04/27/11 05:24 PM ET   AP

LOS ANGELES -- A California man claims Atlanta pitching coach Roger McDowell made homophobic comments and crude sexual gestures toward fans and threatened him with a bat before the Braves played the San Francisco Giants on April 23.

Thirty-three-year-old Justin Quinn, of Fresno, made the allegations Wednesday during a press conference organized by prominent Los Angeles attorney Gloria Allred. Quinn says he was attending the game with his wife and 9-year-old twin daughters at AT&T Park in San Francisco.

Quinn alleges that when McDowell was told there were children present, McDowell replied that kids don't belong at a baseball park, picked up a bat, walked up to Quinn and asked him how much is teeth were worth.

Quinn says McDowell and the Braves should be fined and should issue an apology.


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