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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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106.

John    

For those of you who said that McDowell wouldn't have said those things, well he just apologized for it. So eat me!

1172 days ago
107.

wtf    

he threatened to knock a kid's teeth out with a baseball bat, and the uproar is about a gay slur!?

lol

if you don't like the way a baseball player talked to you then don't go back to the baseball park.

how hard is that, homos?

1172 days ago
108.

Ryan    

That's so Gay!

1172 days ago
109.

Billy    

who gives a ****, im tired of ***gots and liberals getting so butthurt, learn that every person gets made fun of, you arent immune to it and you dont have special protections from it- stop being a ***got, like Eminem said "You want me to tone it down? suck my **** you ****ing ***got, there you happy now?"

1172 days ago
110.

Karen Larsen    

He had to have been DRUNK.......or just has a REALLY bad temper!!! He needs to be fired!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I mean what on earth would want someone to speak like this, to anyone?? telling the guy that "kids do not belong in ballparks". Really? this guy is WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY out of touch!!!

1172 days ago
111.

janet    

Gloria Alred hasn't been in front of the press recently.

How much does Gloria Alred charge? As long as there is a camera, Gloria Alred shows up.

1172 days ago
112.

AntiPalinAlaska    

"Kids don't belong at the baseball park"?

Good Grief, Charlie Brown!

1172 days ago
113.

AntiPalinAlaska    

I think he was just using the bat to, well, compensate...
I'm guessing his bat's not a long-ball hitter.

1172 days ago
114.

james    

I personally am tired of hearing about this crap over and over again. These people walk around like we should all accept them. Well to bad cause a lot of us don't. If you don't like being called a *** or being made fun of for being gay than i guess you should re think your life than. God made Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve. So i say to bad why don't you all do us a favor and kill your self.

1172 days ago
115.

AntiPalinAlaska    

"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."
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Uh..."giving it to him pretty good"? That could have several meanings in this context(or perhaps in the deepest, most repressed parts of Mr. McDowell's psyche.

1172 days ago
116.

MoonDust    

the gay peeps were probably turned on just thinking about the bat being used on the 3some on the 3 of them, hahahaha, he said what everyone knows, gays (men) are very very extremely promiscuous, there are studies about it, read them lol
flyboy are you a flight attendant? lol know lots of gay flight attendants who are just whores lol

1172 days ago
117.

kelly    

umm, hello?! can we say freedom of f'in speech!!! ok, your gay WE GET IT! so stop pushing your gayness on everyone, equal rights BS! shut up, get the **** outta yur mouth and stop whinning! just because yur gay doesn't mean everyone else agree's with your lifestyle.

1172 days ago
118.

sean    

Was the gay man safer and happier in the closet ?

Militant homosexuals are [ramming down societies throats] their perverted agenda and pushing/forcing it on our young children as a common natural alternative or normal lifestyle choice...WTF

Some people take offense to GLADD's propaganda campaign to legitimize their obscure unhealthy emotionally scarring and niche sexually deviant behaviors..

"what is good for the 'goose' is good for the gander"

1172 days ago
119.

sean    

Remember some renegade NYPD beat cops stuck a plunger up some homos ass then bashed in his teeth because he was resisting interrogation ..they wrote in their report that the victims injuries were from homosexual activities and later were arrested for violating his civil rights..

1172 days ago
120.

a, bassah amin    

i really don't know of any culture that truely like gavs. basically if did'nt give them so much attention maybe they'll fade into darkness..just a thought

1172 days ago
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