Sports Legend In Leduc To Shed Light On Problem That Changed His Life

Legendary baseball player Pete Rose is in Leduc to talk about a problem that changed his life.

A baseball legend known for what did off field as much as what he did on it, is in Leduc today.

Pete Rose was suspended by baseball for life in 1989 after claims he gambled on baseball games while playing for and managing the Cincinnati Reds.

He'll speak at a Responsible Gambling Symposium for people in the gambling industry.

Kelly Holmes Director of Social responsibility for Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission says Rose will talk about how gambling affected him.

Rose was suspended for life by baseball after accusations that he gambled on baseball games while playing for and managing the Cincinnati Reds, including claims that he bet on his own team.

Holmes says they'll also have lots of other experts talking about the problems that plagued Rose.

The symposium is not open to the public.

He says the symposium is meant to educate the people in the industry.

Part of the commissions job according to Holmes is making sure there are the resources available at AHS to help people like Rose, get help if they need it.

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