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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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91.

Johnny    

Not sure why he didnt just deny it. She has no proof of anything.

1086 days ago
92.

rob    

Where do you people get your information?

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."

1086 days ago
93.

Gsharon 710    

GLADD............ suck it up. You started this crap with Kobe, and I'm thinking you've only just begun to reap. Now detach yourselves from Kobe's ass.

Don't like the name......change.

Why do they get so much publicity for un=natural behavior?

1086 days ago
94.

zuke    

does gloria alred work for tmz?

1086 days ago
95.

zuke    

if so, you're just making stories about yourselves.

1086 days ago
96.

Hardcharger    

Not everyone has to believe that being gay is normal or acceptable behavior, it is not normal and not acceptable for the majority of our society. But no need to call people names, just stay away from people that want to tell you about their sexual deviance,leave them alone. Hopefully if you leave them alone, they'll stop making sure we all know what they do in their bedroom.
Check again if you think it's a certain polictical group that dislikes homosexuality....visit any WASP democrat in the upper east side of Manhattan and you'll hear all sorts of racial and homosexual slurs. Name callers come in all shapes, sizes and political affiliations.

1086 days ago
97.

Hardcharger    

Not everyone has to believe that being gay is normal or comfortable, it is not normal and not comfortable for the majority of our society. But no need to call people names, just stay away from poeple that want to tell you about their sexual deviance,leave them alone. Hopefully if you leave them alone, they'll stop making sure we all know what they do in their bedroom.
Check again if you think it's a certain polictical group that dislikes homosexuality....visit any WASP democrat in the upper east side of Manhattan and you'll hear all sorts of racial and homosexual slurs. Name callers come in all shapes, sizes and political affiliations.

1086 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

Nichole 45 minutes ago

tgrfan42069 about a minute ago

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.

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No your sad.
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yes im sad because i think the bill of rights should hold true.you are the sad thin skinned no back boned idiot.im an american and i will say how i feel.if you dont like it.dont pay me attention.but i have a right to free speech.these ***gots and all these groups try to make everyone live in harmony and like nothing is wrong.being a ***got is wrong and i will say so.

1086 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

freedom of speech back in the day ment you were free to say what you like.today freedom of speech means you have the right to bite your tongue.if not the attention seeking groups will hound you and ask you to apologize.its society though now days everyone thinks if someone says ***got oh no its a bad word that is wrong.get the **** over it you weak ****s.

1086 days ago
100.

Julie    

He's an idiot for saying what he said but by gum, in the USA, we have the right to say ignorant things!

1086 days ago
101.

Ernest    

Now that's a waste of a perfectly good bat. Use it to knock Gloria Allred's teeth out instead! What an ambulance chaser that witch is.

1086 days ago
102.

Ryan    

That's so Gay!

1086 days ago
103.

Bob G.    

McDowell has had a reputation in baseball for being a real good guy since his playing days. These idiots must have been giving it to him pretty good for him to respond like that.

1086 days ago
104.

Joe Blow    

Still think Roger was awesome in the old MTV Rock and Jock Softball.

1086 days ago
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If sense were common everyone would have it.    

He was always a little b*tch. I remember him provoking crap back in the '80s. He was pitching against the Mets when Greg Jeffries got a base hit off of him. As Jeffries was running to first, mcb*tchy said something to him, Jeffries touched first then went toward the mound. I think it was diffused before anything started, but I could tell right then he was just another angry a**hole.

1086 days ago
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