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Report: Bookie taped conversation with Rose

Updated: December 22, 2002, 7:44 PM ET
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DAYTON, Ohio -- The Dayton Daily News reported Sunday that it has possession of a tape recording that has Pete Rose promising to pay off a gambling debt to Richard K. Skinner, a bookie the FBI said had close ties to the Mafia and cocaine trafficking.

Skinner had a hidden tape recorder going in January of 1986 as he approached the home of Rose, at the time the player-manager of the Cincinnati Reds, to collect a 3-year-old debt.

And while tape discloses Rose describing betting only on ...

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