Pete Rose: ‘I Should Have Picked Alcohol Or Beat Up My Wife’

Source: CBS Pittsburg

PITTSBURGH  – When it comes to controversy, Pete Rose is all too familiar with it. Baseball’s all-time hits leader has been banned from the sport he drew his ‘Charlie Hustle’ name from since 1989 for betting on games while he was manager of the Cincinnati Reds.

With Major League Baseball’s recent investigation of the Biogenesis scandal and suspension of 12 players, including Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees, Rose has recently been asked to offer his insight into what’s going on.

Pete was candid about his lifetime ban from Major League Baseball and getting a second chance to return to the game.

Pete Rose’s comments via 93.7 The Fan’s John Phillips (Twitter- @937Phillips):

“You have to understand, I don’t call these guys to do shows, they call me. And of course with all this steroid talk and the 12 guys being suspended and A-Rod appealing, they want my input because I’m suspended for life. Hey, everything is a different case. I made mistakes. I can’t whine about it. I’m the one that messed up and I’m paying the consequences. However, if I am given a second chance, I won’t need a third chance. And to be honest with you, I picked the wrong vice. I should have picked alcohol. I should have picked drugs or I should have picked up beating up my wife or girlfriend because if you do those three, you get a second chance. They haven’t given too many gamblers a second chances in the world of baseball.”

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