Allred Targets Antigay MLB Coach
BY Advocate.com Editors
April 27 2011 11:05 AM ET
Attorney Gloria Allred is firing back after Atlanta Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell allegedly used antigay slurs and made "vulgar sexual gestures" at a game Easter Sunday in San Francisco against the Giants.
Allred said Wednesday that McDowell used the slurs and made sexual gestures toward three men sitting in the stands, after they asked him for a game ball during the contest.
At a press conference Wednesday, Allred told reporters about the subsequent incident with Justin Quinn, who brought his twin daughters to the game and confronted the coach about his behavior. McDowell snapped back, "Kids don't fucking belong at the baseball park." The coach allegedly then threatened the father with a baseball bat. Quinn filed a police report and complained to employees at AT&T park.
"Even though I am not gay and these statements were not directed at me, I heard them, and so did my 9-year-old daughters," Quinn said at the press conference. "Children should not need to be told that they do not belong at the ballpark."