Huge Former Baseball Star Arrested On Sickening Child Sex Abuse Charges

Huge Former Baseball Star Arrested On Sickening Child Sex Abuse Charges

According to records from Denton County Jail, Wetteland was arrested Monday and charged with continuous sex abuse of a child under 14.

Online records show that Wetteland posted a $25,000 bail "with conditions". A warrant for Wetteland's arrest was issued by Bartonville Police and served by the Denton County Sheriff's Office.

Bartonville Police said no further details were being released "due to the nature of the alleged offense and stage of the investigation". He pitched in five games of the 1996 World Series, saving all four Yankees victories as they rallied from a 2-0 deficit to topple the Atlanta Braves for the first of their four championships over the next five seasons.


For many of those years, he was the high-profile set-up man working ahead of future Hall of Fame reliever Mariano Rivera out of the Yankees' bullpen.

The 52-year-old had 330 saves over a 12-season career that resulted in three all-star appearances.

Former Yankees star closer John Wetteland's life in retirement as a bible studies teacher has taken a sickening turn.


Wetteland also held - and lost - two major league bullpen coach positions since ending his playing career. It happened two other times during a two-year period, the accuser told police.

The Dallas Morning News generally does not identify those alleging sexual assault.

'We were relieved once we heard the details from John and Michele and that John is safe at home and in good health, ' Seattle GM Jack Zduriencik said in the 2009 statement.


Rebecca Wetteland, who is reportedly his wife, told WFAA she believes her husband is "100 percent innocent". "He just didn't seem to understand", Robinson said at the time. The Mariners later said the issue was related to his heart and blood pressure.

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