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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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46.

jmill    

...but it's not offensive to have the young children at the Press Conference? Just in case they didn't understand the racial slurs or sexual offensive gestures the first time round?

1171 days ago
47.

Stephanie    

Are we really sure this even happened? Other witnesses? Just doesn't sound believeable somehow . And the attorney is gloria Allred. She just isn't credible anymore.

1171 days ago
48.

Enough    

Just because Allred is "against" something or someone, I am "for" it or them,...just because she's such a c-nt.

1171 days ago
49.

chuck    

More material for the next season of "East Bound and Down". You wonder why writers have so much material for Kenny Powers? Guys like McDowell. Typical.

1171 days ago
50.

tgrfan42069    

straight man would have challenged the pitching coach to a fight..***got runs to a sexist lawyer.

1171 days ago
51.

Elsa    

Imagine what each coach has to hear every game at a visiting game where he is in hostile territory.
You dont hear them complaining about it and im sure they get it far worse then this case.

1171 days ago
52.

Veronica    

Gloria Allred is out of control. Really? A public apology? Fines for both the coach and team? Get over yourself. She needs to quit trying to suck money from whomever she can and try some REAL cases.

1171 days ago
53.

Don    

Allred is a waste of skin...

1171 days ago
54.

Reality80    

Will this whore ever go away?

1171 days ago
55.

NDNchief    

Well maybe he was just curious? He is in San Francisco after all.

1171 days ago
56.

Kiko    

So let me get this straight... a pudged and pasty older gentleman is standing in the middle of a crowd of people, in San Francisco, hanging out with a bunch of buff guys (who shower together), and he's wearing a spandex uniform, and he's simulating sex acts with a wooden phallus, in front of children... and yet it's the homosexuals who are morally corrupt?

Got it....

1171 days ago
57.

Kevin    

I don't believe this story one bit. I bet it never happened.

1171 days ago
58.

MyOpinionOnly    

So from what I can tell, the first few posts start out commending this douchbag???? Wow....Guess "george clooney", tgrefan, winning, all think that this is the type of behaviour that is ok in front of children regardless of where they are or who it is huh? Have you people lost your ever loving mind? Or is it that you are all homophobes and just don't want to say it so you don't get trashed? That is ridiculous and abhoroent behaviour from a COACH that should be standing there and not talking to the fans! he obviously has a major stick up his booty and you people are licking it! People have a right to live the way they want to live and the last thing anyone needs is heckling about their SEX LIFE at a friggin baseball game! You people that agree with him are pathetic, disgusting, nasty, racist, homophobic, butt wipes that don't deserve to be called HUMAN.

1171 days ago
59.

en Todo Momento!!    

it would have been preferable if gloria had hired actresses familiar with the subject, to demonstrate the 'sexual practice' rather than lawyers, who have no idea about these things...

1171 days ago
60.

ciimonstr    

Wow, talk about a curve ball!

1171 days ago
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