Wow.

Former Major League Baseball star John Wetteland’s been arrested. And the reason is particularly newsworthy.

The 1996 World Series Most Valuable Player is being accused of abusing a child under the age of 14. Sexually. Continually.

Wetteland posted $25,000 and was released from jail.

The 52-year-old star pitcher was traded to the Yankees in 1995; during the ’96 season, he led the league with 43 saves. For the Texas Rangers, he remains the all-time leader in saves.

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Wetteland retired from baseball after the 2000 season, and he was welcomed into the Rangers Hall of Fame in 2005.

During his 12 seasons in the league — with the LA Dodgers, Montreal Expos, NY Yankees, and the Rangers — he accumulated 330 saves and an Earned Run Average of 2.93.

The Trophy Club, Texas resident’s case is being investigated by the Denton County Sheriff’s Department.

As per HuffPost:

The Bartonville Police Department says it launched an investigation…on Jan. 9 after receiving information from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.

“Based on the initial investigation an arrest warrant was obtained,” Bartonville Police Chief Bobby Dowell said in a statement.

Dowell declined to release further details, “due to the nature of the alleged offense and stage of the investigation.”

Stay tuned for more.

-Alex

 

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