Roger McDowell on administrative leave
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves placed pitching coach Roger McDowell on administrative leave Friday while they investigate allegations he made homophobic comments and crude gestures toward fans before a game in San Francisco last weekend.
McDowell is also accused of using a baseball bat to threaten a fan objecting to his actions.
The former major league reliever apologized in a statement, but the team barred him from the bench heading into a three-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals.
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