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Pete Rose’s lifetime ban from baseball upheld

All-time hits leader Pete Rose's bid to have his lifetime ban from Major League Baseball overturned was denied by Commissioner Rob Manfred on Monday due in part to his admission that he still bets on baseball.Rose, who has been ineligible for Hal...

All-time hits leader Pete Rose’s bid to have his lifetime ban from Major League Baseball overturned was denied by Commissioner Rob Manfred on Monday due in part to his admission that he still bets on baseball.
Rose, who has been ineligible for Hall of Fame consideration since being banned in 1989 for allegedly gambling on games while playing for and managing the Cincinnati Reds, met with Manfred in September to make a case for reinstatement.
In a written decision, Manfred said Rose still bets on baseball, even though gambling got him banned from the sport, and that it would be an “unacceptable risk” to let him back in the game.
“Mr. Rose’s public and private comments, including his initial admission in 2004, provide me with little confidence that he has a mature understanding of his wrongful conduct, that he has accepted full responsibility for it, or that he understands the damage he has caused,” said Manfred.
“I am also not convinced that he has avoided the type of conduct and associations that originally led to his placement on the permanently ineligible list.”

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