World Series MVP John Wetteland charged with child sexual abuse

  • 52-year-old was arrested on Monday in Texas
  • Wetteland helped Yankees to victory in 1996 World Series

Former major league pitcher John Wetteland has been charged in Texas with continuous sex abuse of a child under age 14. Denton County jail records show the 52-year-old Wetteland was arrested on Monday and freed on $25,000 bond.

Authorities have not released details of the investigation into the Texas Rangers Hall of Famer.

Wetteland was MVP of the 1996 World Series, in which he led the New York Yankees to their first championship since 1978. The All-Star closer was 48-45 with 330 saves and a 2.93 ERA during his career, which lasted from 1989 until 2000.

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Source: theguardian