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Fox Sports fires Pete Rose over sex with minor in 1970s

Pete Rose has been fired from Fox Sports over allegations he had sex with an underage girl in the 1970s.

The former Cincinnati Reds star has not been asked back to the network for its postseason baseball telecasts this fall, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The claim is part of a defamation suit Rose, 76, filed last year against attorney John Dowd.

Dowd was part of the investigation that led to Rose’s lifetime ban from the sport in 1989 for betting on games featuring the Cincinnati Reds when he was the team’s manager.

Pete Rose has been fired from his hosting gig on Fox Sports (pictured) over allegations he had sex with an underage girl in the 1970s

A sworn statement by the woman, identified as Jane Doe, in a motion filed  on July 31 alleges that Rose (pictured in 1983 with the Philadelphia Phillies) began a sexual relationship with her in 1973, when she was 14 or 15

A sworn statement by the woman, identified as Jane Doe, in a motion filed  on July 31 alleges that Rose (pictured in 1983 with the Philadelphia Phillies) began a sexual relationship with her in 1973, when she was 14 or 15

The age of consent in Ohio, where Rose lived while playing for the Cincinnati Reds at the time, is 16 (Pictured, Pete Rose slides into-third base in March 1986)

The age of consent in Ohio, where Rose lived while playing for the Cincinnati Reds at the time, is 16 (Pictured, Pete Rose slides into-third base in March 1986)

A sworn statement by the woman, identified as Jane Doe, in a motion filed July 31 alleges that Rose began a sexual relationship with her in 1973, when she was 14 or 15, which lasted several years. 

The age of consent in Ohio, where Rose lived while playing for the Reds at the time, is 16.

The three-time World Series champion admitted to having sex with the woman but said in court documents he believed she was 16 during their relationship. 

In 1973, Rose turned 32 in April and was married with two children. The statute of limitations means that Rose will not face criminal jeopardy.

The three-time World Series champion (pictured, left with the Cincinnati Reds in the 1970s) admitted to having sex with the woman but said in court documents he believed she was 16 during their relationship.

In 1973, Rose turned 32 in April and was married with two children (pictured, addressing fans outside Great American Ball Park in June 2017)

The three-time World Series champion (pictured, left with the Cincinnati Reds in the 1970s, and right, addressing fans outside Great American Ball Park in June 2017) admitted to having sex with the woman but said in court documents he believed she was 16 during their relationship. In 1973, Rose turned 32 in April and was married with two children 

Rose’s firing is the latest in a string of layoffs at 21st Century Fox over sexual harassment allegations (Pictured, addressing fans outside Great American Ball Park in June 2017)

Rose’s firing is the latest in a string of layoffs at 21st Century Fox over sexual harassment allegations (Pictured, addressing fans outside Great American Ball Park in June 2017)

Most recently. Fox Business Network anchor Charles Payne and Fox News Channel host Eric Bolling (pictured) were suspended amid separate claims of inappropriate behavior toward women

Most recently. Fox Business Network anchor Charles Payne (pictured) and Fox News Channel host Eric Bolling  were suspended amid separate claims of inappropriate behavior toward women

Most recently. Fox Business Network anchor Charles Payne (right) and Fox News Channel host Eric Bolling (left) were suspended amid separate claims of inappropriate behavior toward women. Both have denied the allegations.

Rose’s firing is the latest in a string of layoffs at 21st Century Fox over sexual harassment allegations. 

Most recently. Fox Business Network anchor Charles Payne and Fox News Channel host Eric Bolling were suspended amid separate claims of inappropriate behavior toward women. Both have denied the allegations.

And Fox Sports president Jamie Horowitz was fired in July fired after an investigation into allegations of inappropriate behavior with female colleagues. 

Rose was tabbed by Fox Sports in March to resume his role as an MLB studio analyst during the postseason. Last year, he sat in the booth alongside Frank Thomas and Alex Rodriguez.

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