July 18, 2024

Craig Monroe was removed from his broadcasting role with the Detroit Tigers following sexual abuse allegations posted on social media, as reported by FOX2 Detroit on Monday. Monroe has not appeared on a Tigers broadcast since June 9. The Tigers and Bally Sports Detroit issued a statement acknowledging the allegations and affirming that Monroe’s absence from the broadcast schedule will continue indefinitely, without further comment.

The allegations involve abuse that allegedly began when the woman was a minor in Florida and Monroe was a minor-league player in the Texas Rangers organization. The Charlotte County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Office confirmed to the Detroit News that they are investigating the claims. Monroe has not responded to requests for comment since his absence began.

Craig Monroe

Michael Manley, a Flint attorney representing Monroe, issued a statement to the Free Press denying the accusations and stating that Monroe takes such allegations very seriously and would never engage in such behavior.

Monroe, 47, played for the Tigers from 2002 to 2007 during his nine-year Major League career. He began contributing to Tigers broadcasts as a studio analyst in 2012 and became the primary analyst in 2023. Since Monroe’s departure, Dan Petry has taken over as the primary broadcast partner to first-year play-by-play announcer Jason Benetti, with contributions from Carlos Peña, Kirk Gibson, and Todd Jones.

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