Justin Quinn, 33, of Fresno, California claimed Atlanta pitching coach Roger McDowell used homophobic slurs, made sexual gestures, and threatened him with a baseball bat during practice before the April 23 game against the San Francisco Giants.
On Wednesday, Quinn held a news conference with famed attorney Gloria Allred in Los Angeles. Allred said Quinn heard McDowell say: "Are you guys a homo couple or a threesome?" The coach apparently then used the bat in a manner "simulating sex." The coach then alleged threatened Quinn with the bat: "How much are your teeth worth?" Quinn was attending the game with his wife and 9-year-old twin daughters at AT&T Park in San Francisco when the incident occurred.
GLAAD also jumped on the incident and reported Thursday that McDowell issued an apology late Wednesday: "I am deeply sorry that I responded to the heckling fans in San Francisco on Saturday. I apologize to everyone for my actions." GLAAD wants disciplinary actions.
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