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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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76.

MoonDust    

Well, what he said is true about gays, they have sex in groups and usually all relationships are open, nothing wrong with stating those things by the gentleman. Everyone knows this about the gay lifestyle...just saying , not trying to hate is just the truth.

1184 days ago
77.

CacaPooPoo    

Who cares. People are WAY too sensitive nowadays. You can't say anything out of anger without thinking without some pathetic group coming after you forcing an apology. WAY too PC now. Lighten up people. Geez.

1184 days ago
78.

LAUGHS AT YOU    

HAHAHA

Mega-attorney...kind of like calling all of the actors on here stars...

HAHAHA

1184 days ago
79.

rob    

The gays aren't the ones that complained. It's the man with his kids that were just trying to enjoy a family evening out. Noboby should be subjected to hateful rants.

1184 days ago
80.

sickofit    

The Braves coach simluating sex, and using inappropiate language in front of family with two 9 year old girls. When the father of the kids tells him that little girls are around and to be careful. The coach threatens the father, and informs everyone, "Kids don't f**king belong at the baseball park".
The insane comments about "gays are demanding too much" have nothing to do with this. This is a man who insulted everyone at this park, and was pornographic in front of innocent children. He should be fired.

1184 days ago
81.

TheMarshmallowMan    

MoonDust 7 minutes ago

Well, what he said is true about gays, they have sex in groups and usually all relationships are open, nothing wrong with stating those things by the gentleman. Everyone knows this about the gay lifestyle...just saying , not trying to hate is just the truth.

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I know, aren't we lucky! ;))

1184 days ago
82.

hates braves    

THIS IS AN OUT RAGE THE BRAVES NEED TO FIRE THERE PITCHING COACH NOW! WE DON'T NEED THAT TYPE OF COACH ACTING LIKE THAT! HE NEEDS TO LEARN THERE IS REACTIONS TO HIS ACTIONS AND NEEDS TO BE A MAN NOT AN MOUSE IN THIS CASE STEP UP AND DON'T HIDE BEHIND THE TEAM AND STEP UP AND TAKE IT LIKE A MAN NOT A MOUSE?

1184 days ago
83.

MoonDust    

TheMarshmallowMan 6 minutes ago
MoonDust 7 minutes ago

Well, what he said is true about gays, they have sex in groups and usually all relationships are open, nothing wrong with stating those things by the gentleman. Everyone knows this about the gay lifestyle...just saying , not trying to hate is just the truth.

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I know, aren't we lucky! ;))

well, at least you are honest mr. sheen:)

1184 days ago
84.

Jeansgeans    

Oh My heck so you drag your girls to a news conference and let them relive the sex act simulation. Gosh you really must be "mad" to let them see it again. Gloria barely batted a eyelash when talking about it. They are 9 they should have been left at home for your 15 min.

1184 days ago
85.

Moonman    

Gloria.. I think I just heard an ambulance speed by. Get of your high horse and make yourself useful.

1184 days ago
86.

BK    

WHO CARES! SERIOUSLY!?!?!?! Pretty soon dumb asses are going to complain because someone called them a dumb ass. Boo f'n Hoo. Get over it!

1184 days ago
87.

jewels    

Well Mr clooney ur a idot as well as the coach, sir if he was n colorado during this that coach would be under the jail ~~~~~~ the mlb is AMERICAS PAST TIME AND BABE RUTH ECT WOULD BE AS FAR AS THE SLURS THAT IS MORAL WRONG BUT HE TOO WHEN HE THREATED THE GUY AND HIS FAMILY HE SHOULD LOSE HIS JOB AND BE FINED AND THE MLB SHOULD BE FINED AS WELL SO GLORIA GO GET UM AND GAINTS U GUYS ARENT ALL THAT SEE U WHEN U PLAY US THE ROCKIES AND C HOW A REAL TEAM PLAYS AND AS WELL REAT THERE FANS MR CLOONEY THATS NOT UR REAL NAME IF THAT WAS DONE TO U OR UR FAMILY U WOULD NOT BE TALKING ALL THE SMACK OUT UR MOUTH ~~~~~~~~``` WE PAY GOOD MONEY TO C A GOOD GAME AND AS FANS WE ARE OWED MORE AT LEAST WITH THE ROCKIES THATS HOW IT Z COACING STAFF DOWN TO MANAGMENT GOES IN CO BUT HEY UR N CALI SO U PAY FOR WHAT U GET . GAINTS U GUYS HAVE A BAD REP AS IT IS NOW THIS . JUST QUIT WHILE YALL R HEAD

1184 days ago
88.

tgrfan42069    

Bree O 5 minutes ago

And I hope GLAAD does get involved, these athletes think they can do whatever the **** they want and collect their paycheck without consequences. They are just as bad as Lindsay Lowhan
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yeah yeah yeah these athletes dont deserve to have freedom of speech.god forbid in america where you have right to free speech that someone wish to use that right.;****ing ***got ******* are overtaking this country its sad really.

1184 days ago
89.

GM    

SO the guy's mad because his kids were "exposed" to stuff about homosexuality and making sexual signs and comments, and he goes on National TV and news outlets and decides to simulate sex with a baseball bat with Gloria stuffin it right in his "hole" right in front of them?? 9 year old girls...someone needs to tell me why the 9 year olds had to be out there for that?

PS- Who won the game that day??

1184 days ago
90.

en Todo Momento!!    

i'm just wondering if the two got together, later after that demonstration. really. i'm serious. i really am wondering. seriously...

1184 days ago
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