Red Sox back away from Bill James' Paterno remarks
BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Red Sox are distancing themselves from comments made
by adviser Bill James about Joe Paterno and the sexual abuse scandal at Penn
James has defended Paterno from a report that said he should have done more
to prevent assistant coach Jerry Sandusky from sexually abusing boys. James also
said in a radio interview that men showering with young boys was "quite common
in America 40 years ago."
The Red Sox said in a statement that James' views do not represent those of
the ballclub. It said owner John Henry and general manager Ben Cherington called
James and asked him to stop commenting on the Penn State case.
James is a pioneer in baseball statistics whose title is senior adviser of