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No MADD donation for Newark Bears

Updated: August 24, 2011, 11:25 PM ET
Associated Press

NEWARK, N.J. -- The Newark Bears have scrapped plans to donate $2,000 to Mothers Against Drunk Driving on behalf of former New York Yankees World Series star Jim Leyritz.

The planned donation had sparked controversy because the team planned to announce it Thursday, the same night as a team-sponsored beer pong tournament promotion.

The team said Wednesday that it canceled after MADD said it would not accept the money.

Leyritz served as pitching coach for the Bears, ...

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