The Red Sox have been hit with back-to-back scandals. Lucky for them they own the biggest newspaper in town (the Boston Globe) and basically control one of the sports talk radio stations (WEEI).
First, the team admitted to the Associated Press that it had to suspend a long-time clubhouse attendant after he was charged with sexually assaulting a New Hampshire man several times in the 1990s. From AP:
Stephen Murphy, of Danvers, Massachusetts, was charged in July with 26 counts of aggravated felonious assault. He and Jeffrey Buskey, of Boston, are accused of sexually assaulting and beating the boy at the Sununu Youth Services Center in Manchester, where they worked as youth counselors. "When we learned of the allegations against Stephen Murphy involving events that occurred prior to his Red Sox employment, he was suspended without pay from his position. We will have no further comment going forward," spokesman Kevin Gregg said in a statement to the AP. It's not the first time the Red Sox clubhouse has been linked to sex abuse. In 2002, retired Red Sox clubhouse manager Donald J. Fitzpatrick pleaded guilty in Florida to four counts of attempted sexual battery of boys younger than 12.
Then, Red Sox manager Alex Cora found himself at the center of a second major cheating scandal. He was already linked to the Astro's sign-stealing conspiracy. But The Athletic reported this week that the MLB is investigating allegations that the Sox used the video replay room to steal signs during the 2018 World Series title season.
Kirk Minihane covers it all on today's episode of the Kirk Minihane Show.