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Atlanta Braves Coach -- Accused of Hurling Gay Slurs

4/27/2011 2:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Atlanta Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell has been accused of targeting a group of male fans last weekend at a Giants game in San Fran -- allegedly asking them, "Are you a homo couple or a threesome?"

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Mega-attorney Gloria Allred announced the allegations moments ago in a news conference -- representing a family of four (including two 9-year-old girls) who claim they watched McDowell make the homophobic remark and then use a baseball bat to simulate gay sex.

According to Allred, the family claims they also witnessed McDowell tell the group of male fans, "Are you three giving it to each other in the a**?"

The father claims he confronted McDowell from the stands -- and McDowell responded by saying, "Kids don't f**king belong at the baseball park" ... and then approached him with a baseball bat, saying, "How much are your teeth worth?"

The family is demanding an apology from McDowell ASAP for his alleged anti-gay behavior.

Gloria and the family also want the Commissioner of Baseball Bud Selig to fine both McDowell and the Atlanta Braves -- and send McDowell to some serious sensitivity training.

UPDATE: Roger McDowell just APOLOGIZED, releasing a statement moments ago, saying, “I am deeply sorry that I responded to the heckling fans in San Francisco on Saturday. I apologize to everyone for my actions. “

A rep for the Braves released an additional statement, saying, “We are concerned by these allegations and the behavior described by a witness today. This in no way represents the Braves organization and the conduct we expect of our employees.”

0426_gloria_allred_mini_launch2TMZ has learned ... GLAAD also reached out to the Braves in the hopes of partnering with the franchise to educate their employees about homophobic remarks.


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george clooney    

Gosh, I thought the LEFT wanted protection for the 1st Amendment? This guy and his girls better not go to DISNEYWORLD because he will really be upset when he sees' same sex couples walking around with whips, leather and on a leash! Now, I find that offensive but I guess the 1st Amendment protects that, right?

1222 days ago
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Bill    

The heterosexual lifestyle is so immoral.

1222 days ago
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SURFCOWBOY    

homophobs like him generally are the biggest ***s of them all. They hate gays soooo much and yet deep down inside, theyre acting the way they are because they wish they could bend over which ever he prefers. HEY DUDE, ARE U A TOP OR BUTTOM?? something u may wanna think about! U are definitely the gayest of them all.

1222 days ago
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diogenes    

Mega-attorney-----really, Harvey

1222 days ago
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feebee    

I heard he was asking because he wanted to join in and make it an even 4-way !!

1222 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

LOL welcome to the united states.home of the non back bone and thin skin.so they want him to get sensitivity training for having an opinion.how bout all ***s get some tolerance training.this braves coach is my hero.

1222 days ago
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Winning DUH    

ahh but the real question is HOW MUCH DO THEY WANT for pain and suffering..if they ask for anything monetary it shows there true intentions to me.

1222 days ago
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Crabbey    

Wow, was the guy drunk? What an idiot. And in front of children! And he wants to claim the moral high ground? He's probably a 'bagger!

1222 days ago
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Snow White    

More like micro-attorney.

1222 days ago
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Superman    

It's stupid that you think the "gay slurs" was the worst part of this story!

1222 days ago
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J Live    

Once I see that sloppy bitches name attached to a story....I immediately want to hear the other side of it before I pass judgement.

1222 days ago
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Strunz28    

We should send Gloria to sensitivity training for taking innocent people's money...

1222 days ago
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Flyboy    

Just another sad example of the rife homophobia in sports and society that needs to be checked and eliminated. Anyone who makes excuses for this behavior is as bad as Mr. McDowell. The first amendment does not protect harassment.

1222 days ago
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justsaying    

BILL: YOU SIR, ARE AN IDIOT. THESE GAYS AND LESBOS NEED TO REALLY LIGHTEN UP. THEY THINK THAT IF EVERYONE AGREES WITH THEIR LIFESYLE IT MEANS THAT THEIR LIFESTYLE IS RIGHT. WELL...IT AIN'T. THESE PUD SUCKERS AND FINGER POKING, TONGUE LICKING LESBOS KNOW THAT IT'S WRONG. JUST BECAUSE YOU LIKE DOING SOMETHING DOSEN'T MEAN IT'S RIGHT. JUST ASK THOSE PEOPLE IN PRISON FOR ROBBING BANKS.

1221 days ago
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SarahPhilli    

I'm going to sensitivity training right after Gloria goes for an ethics refresher.

1221 days ago
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