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"55 years ago, baby."

Pete Rose returned to the Philadelphia ballpark on Sunday, refusing to address the sexual assault allegations against him that prompted the Phillies to scrap plans to honor him five years ago.

The 81-year-old also dismissed outright when she asked him about the message his presence in the game gave women.

“No, I’m not here to talk about it,” Rose replied to Coffey. “I’m sorry. That was 55 years ago, baby.”

Rose spoke with Coffey again after a ceremony honoring the Phillies’ 1980 World Series team. That ceremony was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Rose approached Coffey and asked if he had offended her with his comments while claiming she was trying to “attack” him. I said, “I’m sorry,” at the end of the conversation.

Rose was accused of having an affair with a girl in Cincinnati for several years beginning in 1973. The woman said her relationship with Rose began before she turned 16.

“Some time after that, Pete Rose and I started seeing each other at our house in Cincinnati,” the woman said in a 2017 affidavit. began having a sexual relationship with me in that house, which lasted for several years.Pete Rose met and had sex with me outside of Ohio.”

According to reports, Rose also said in court filings that he had sex with a woman who he believed was 16 years old at the time. I made a profit.

However, Rose cannot now be charged with statutory rape because the statute of limitations has passed.

to last month’s ceremony.

“When planning the 1980 reunion, we consulted with our teammates about Pete’s participation,” said the team. Additionally, the club has received permission from the Commissioner’s Office to invite Pete as a member of the Championship Team.”

Of course, Rose was permanently banned from baseball because of the gambling scandal.His appearance on Sunday marked the first time he was back on the field since his lifetime suspension.

Rose was pressured and doubled by the AP for his comments on Coffey.

“I’m here for the Philadelphia fans. I’m here for my teammates,” he said. “I’m here for the Phillies organization. And who cares what happened 50 years ago. You weren’t born. You weren’t born, so you should talk about it.” No. If you don’t know anything about it, don’t talk about it.”

The Phillies again mentioned Rose’s presence on Sunday.They also said they have no plans to include him on their Wall of Fame.

A spokesperson for the team said, “We have not condoned, forgiven or forgotten Pete’s actions.” When the allegations were publicly uncovered just six days before Pete’s scheduled inauguration date, we weren’t aware of that, because it’s the very grounds that caused Pete’s immediate acknowledgment of him on the Phillies Wall of Fame. I understand the basis for the criticism. The Wall of Fame is a personal honor, and for the Phillies, his past off-field actions reflect his baseball achievements that would otherwise generate that award. ruin the.”

Pete Rose outright dismissed all questions about the statutory rape allegation on Sunday. (Mitchell Lev/Getty Images)