Wrong Brutus, I was a huge Reds and Rose fan. He was my favorite player
But in his own book, he admitted to betting on Reds games.
The problem is that he would change the amount of the bets based on who was playing and sometimes didn't bet at all.
This leaves implications that he bet based on what his potential strategy was for that game.
He also lied about betting while he was a player and Outside the lines back in 2015 proved that was a lie too, even betting on games in which he was playing
Lastly, he was betting thru mod related bookies in NY, all of this hurts the game and it's integrity as he owed these mob bookies money so they had a hold on him
Pete was a great player no doubt. But he did impact the game negatively, and he dragged a dead man's name thru the mud for years when he claimed Bart Giamatti was lying when in fact he was the one lying.
Finally, the only reason he came clean was to hawk the said book mentioned above.
Now add in tax evasion, sex with an underage girl (she was 14 or 15 at the time), cheated on his wife and fathered a child that he denied was his for nearly a decade before a lawsuit forced him to and on and on
I wore #14 while I played in little league and HS etc, but to my mind, Pete should be out forever