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MLB Commissioner rejects Pete Rose's plea for reinstatement

MLB Commissioner rejects Pete Rose's plea for reinstatement

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred rejected Pete Rose's plea for reinstatement on Monday, citing his continued gambling and evidence that he bet on games when he was playing for the Cincinnati Reds.

Manfred said in a letter sent to Rose and made public that baseball's hits king hasn't been completely honest about his gambling on games. Manfred also noted that Rose continues to bet on baseball legally, even though his gambling got him into trouble.

After he accepted a lifetime ban in 1989, Rose saw a counselor who concluded he had a gambling problem and shouldn't make any bets. Rose continues to bet on sports including baseball, and it would be an "unacceptable risk"...

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