PHILADELPHIA - A defamation lawsuit filed last year by Pete Rose against the lawyer who got him kicked out of baseball has been dismissed.
Rose's suit against John Dowd was dismissed Friday, according to federal court documents.
Statements issued by Rose's lawyer and Dowd's lawyer said both parties agreed "based on mutual consideration, to the dismissal with prejudice of Mr. Rose's lawsuit against Mr. Dowd."
They said they can't comment further.
Rose contended in the suit that Dowd defamed him in 2015 by saying on the radio that the former baseball great had raped young teen girls during spring training.
Dowd investigated Rose for Major League Baseball in 1989, leading the game's all-time hits leader to be declared ineligible for the Hall of Fame.
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