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Dowd: Rose shouldn't have been invited

Updated: October 25, 1999, 11:53 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The Washington lawyer who investigated Pete Rose's gambling habits 10 years ago said inviting the banned player to the All-Century ceremony was "like inviting Willie Sutton to a banker's meeting."

John Dowd, who compiled a 225-page report on Rose in 1989 along with seven volumes of evidence, also said Rose doesn't want to admit ties to mobsters and said the former player lied when he claimed he has never seen baseball's evidence.

"He got to see it all, and then ...

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