Jamie Kelly of The Scoop Sports says Washington’s alleged sexual assault of a reporter is the reason the manager stepped down last week.
Dallas sports radio host Ben Rogers of “The Ben & Skin Show” on 105.3 The Fan says he heard the same.
RT @JamieSportsTalk: BREAKING:Washington left Rangers due to impending legal issues, alleged sexual assault>Unfortunately heard same chatter
— Ben Rogers (@BenRogers) September 11, 2014
Washington announced his sudden resignation last Friday in the middle of his eighth season as the team’s manager, citing an “off-the-field personal matter.” GM Jon Daniels said Washington’s resignation was not drug-related.
We’ve contacted the Rangers seeking comment on the report.