Former Yankees’ Pitcher Charged With Child Sexual Abuse
Former Major League Baseball Pitcher John Wetteland has been arrested and charged with Sexual Abuse of a Child under the age of 14. These charges are being made public through Police records. ESPN.com has posted an article with the details of the situation.
The 52-year-old was released from custody after posting a $25,000 surety bond according to the Denton County (Texas) Sheriff's Office.
In 12 seasons, Wetteland was 48-45 with a 2.93 ERA and 330 saves. He was a member of the New York Yankees' 1996 World Series championship team and was named MVP of the series. He also played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Montreal Expos and Texas Rangers.
Wetteland is a member of the Rangers' Hall of Fame and currently lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in Trophy Club, Texas.
Details are still hard to come by at this time and we're careful not to go to far with our opinions and statements. However as a man who LOVED the 1996 Yankees team he was the World Series MVP on this sickens me as a human a man.