Based on a brand new report from The Athletic, the Cleveland Indians and MLB probably knew of Mickey Callaway’s inappropriate conduct earlier than allegations first surfaced.
CLEVELAND — Editor’s notice: the video within the participant above is from Feb. 1, 2021.
Final month, The Athletic revealed an article detailing accusations of inappropriate conduct towards girls dedicated by former New York Mets supervisor Mickey Callaway that dated again to his time because the pitching coach of the Cleveland Indians.
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And whereas Indians President Chris Antonetti stated in a subsequent press convention that the article marked the primary time he was made conscious of the allegations in opposition to Callaway, a brand new report from The Athletic means that will not be within the case.
On Tuesday, The Athletic revealed a brand new article detailing further accusations made in opposition to Callaway throughout his time in Cleveland. Included within the report is an allegation from one former workforce worker that claims that Antonetti, normal supervisor Mike Chernoff and supervisor Terry Francona spoke with Callaway “after a person complained to the workforce that the pitching coach had despatched ‘pornographic materials’ to his spouse.”
The Indians informed 3News: “Whereas our group continues to cooperate with MLB on their Mickey Callaway investigation we will not remark any additional at the moment.”
Among the many new accusations in opposition to Callaway is a declare that he had a consensual affair with a married lady, to who he despatched “express images and not less than one lewd video.” After the lady’s husband discovered concerning the affair, he filed a report with MLB and repeatedly contacted the Indians, which resulted in Antonetti, Chernoff and Francona discussing the matter with Callaway.
In a recorded cellphone name between the lady and a Cleveland space lawyer representing Callaway, the lawyer stated that the Indians had been upset with Callaway and that he “sensed” the pitching coach had been fined greater than $100,000.
In a press release offered to The Athletic, the Indians denied disciplining Callaway and stated: “In June of 2017, we acquired stories from a person alleging extramarital contact between Mickey and his spouse over a two-year interval. Inside days of the report, we spoke with Mickey concerning the alleged conduct, and he maintained that the connection was consensual and out of doors of the office. Following our dialog with Mickey and to our data, there have been no additional complaints of misconduct from this particular person throughout Mickey’s tenure with the membership.”
Callaway left the Indians following the 2017 season to grow to be the supervisor of the New York Mets. After being fired by the Mets following the 2019 season, he was employed because the pitching coach of the Los Angeles Angels in 2020. He has since been suspended by the workforce whereas MLB investigates the accusations in opposition to him.