July 18, 2024

MLB broadcaster and former Detroit Tigers player Craig Monroe has been indefinitely removed from the air following allegations of sexual abuse by a woman who claims he assaulted her for years while she was a minor. The woman, who chose to remain anonymous, told Fox 2 Detroit that the abuse began when she was 12. Her family had hosted Monroe when he played for a minor league team in Charlotte County, Florida, in the early 2000s. Monroe, who played in the Major Leagues from 2001 to 2009, mostly for the Tigers, allegedly entered her room to fondle her, and they had intercourse when she was 15. After she turned 18, their relationship became consensual, but she said Monroe prostituted her to his friends and acquaintances.

The woman reported the crimes to the police, and the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office is investigating. “This is an active investigation, and anyone with information is asked to come forward,” spokeswoman Gabriella Ruiz told the Detroit Free Press.

Monroe did not respond to requests for comment from the Detroit Free Press. The Detroit Tigers and Bally Sports released a statement, confirming Monroe’s indefinite removal from broadcasts after the allegations surfaced on social media. “Bally Sports Detroit and the Tigers are aware of the social media allegations and take them seriously. As previously stated, Mr. Monroe has not been on the broadcast schedule and that will continue on an indefinite basis,” the statement read. “We will have no further comment, and any questions should be directed to Mr. Monroe.”

Craig Monore a former MLB player and current Detroit Tigers broadcaster has been accused of sexual abuse by a minor

Monroe played for the Tigers for over five seasons, including the 2006 World Series, and also for the Minnesota Twins, Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Texas Rangers. He has worked as a broadcaster since 2012. The victim said she delayed coming forward out of concern for her family’s safety, knowing her claims could attract significant attention.

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