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Pete Rose stills bets on sports, just not baseball

Pete Rose TimePete Rose received a lifetime ban from Major League Baseball after he was found to have lied about betting on games in which he played and/or managed. Rose maintained that he never bet against his team, but we’ll probably never know if that was the case.

The MLB’s career leader in hits, outs, at-bats, and games played says that he still bets on sports, just not baseball.

Rose was the subject of a story in The Wall Street Journal that talks about all the money he has made through signing autographs the last several years. Since 2005, the Hit King has earned over $1 million a year signing autographs by memorabilia shops in Las Vegas several days a month.

Rose told writer Brian Costa that he doesn’t really fool around with other parts of the casinos, but that he will frequent sports books. He’ll bet on other sports, just not baseball

“I just don’t want to bet on baseball,” he said. “That cost me too much.”

There were reports a few years ago saying commissioner Bud Selig was considering lifting Rose’s lifetime ban from the game, but that still has not happened. Rose, 72, is still banned from the Baseball Hall of Fame, yet he is still hustling for money on autographs. And he still bets on sports. And if you believe him, he’s learned his lesson with betting on baseball.


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