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Dodgers Star Josh Beckett

Witnesses Say Bartender's

N-Word Allegation -- BOGUS

5/3/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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A Minnesota bartender claims L.A. Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett hurled the N-word (with an R) at her ... but the Dodgers say they've been investigating the claim and there's NO evidence to support it ... sources connected with the team tell TMZ Sports.

The bartender says Beckett -- along with pitcher Clayton Kershaw, Orel Hershiser and 3 other Dodgers broadcasters -- were at the bar at the Grand Hotel Minneapolis on April 28th when Beckett allegedly dropped the N-bomb.

In a complaint she filed with the hotel, Mary Rohr says, "He used the N-word towards [sic] me while hanging on his teammate, Clayton Kershaw, and then asked for another cocktail," the bartender said in a letter to hotel management.

She insinuates Beckett was drunk and she was cutting him off, claiming, "I offered him a water and he began cursing at me."

Rohr says she confronted Kershaw when Beckett was in the bathroom, and he said, "Well, he's from Texas."

Sources connected with the Dodgers tell TMZ Sports ... they take any such allegation seriously and launched a full investigation, but so far her story seems "absolutely false."

We know Beckett told the team he absolutely did not use the N-word.

There are problems with Rohr's story.  For starters, Clayton Kershaw was nowhere NEAR Minneapolis Monday ... we've learned he never set foot in Minnesota that day.  Now we're told Rohr has changed her story and is saying the guy LOOKED like Kershaw but it was actually Dodgers pitcher Paul Maholm.

Second ... our Dodgers sources say the team has contacted Hershiser, who said, "There was no incident and Beckett never said that."   We're told Rohr claims Hershiser made a beeline for the door after hearing Beckett hurl the epithet, but Hershiser told the team, "I certainly didn't make a beeline for the door.  That's absolutely false."

Dodgers sources say they've interviewed various people connected with the team who were in the bar  -- and NO ONE heard Beckett get angry and use the N-word. For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!
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STOP    

TMZ = race baiting

122 days ago
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billson1234    

They interview various people connected with the team yeah they are certainly going to be reliable right? They'll certainly sell each other out right? They're in a bar together so obviously their relationship goes beyond bring just teammates I'm not saying I believe her and I'm not saying I believe them

122 days ago
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Kobe_No_Means_No    

What's the N word with an R? Rigger?

That's some Rigger ish.

122 days ago
4.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

Hear those sleigh bells ringaling

122 days ago
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Clytemnestra    

And this is supposed to be news? Pathetic. Whatever happened to Honey Boo Boo? Those freaks deserve some coverage vs crap like this.

122 days ago
6.

Jake    

Social division and chaos is the end game.

122 days ago
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The Dyslexic Racist    

What Beckett really said was: What's the one word that starts with an "N" and ends with a "R" and you would never ever want to call a black person??? Answer: "Neighbor"

122 days ago
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Edddie Nash    

You've jumped the shark when not only did you say you saw a player who wasn't even there but quote him. LOL.

122 days ago
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just because    

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just because 598 days ago

122 days ago
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aldz    

This is stupid! Soon who will be living in a world where we will all be terrified to talk!

122 days ago
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franklyspeaking    

He clearly said it with the A

122 days ago
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Trigga31    

Do these baboon who kill each other over basketball shoes and crack rocks really have self esteem that low that a word can have that big of an impact on their lives? Every other race has struggled but ultimately succeeded. Blacks need an excuse for why there are back in the ghetto. MLK wishes he he had your problems

122 days ago
13.

01void    

With an r, oh how money talks and bs walks.

121 days ago
14.

Pavlov    

The way things work today, it might be best to fire him, evidence or not.

121 days ago
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Richie Incognegro711    

This is getting out of control. On the opie and anthony show they started something called the apology clock. And the thinking is that opie says, I bet we don't get throughout the entire week without somebody having to apologize for for something. So they started it and and got one day before shaq had to apologize for the retard selfie that he put on Instagram. What a society of ******* we are.

121 days ago
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