Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Red Sox Scout Charged with Lewd Act in Public

From Extra Bases: Jesse Levis, a former big-league catcher who last year completed his first season as a pro scout for the Red Sox, faces two felony counts of lewd and lascivious behavior on persons under 16 after an incident Monday in a Port St. Lucie, Fla., hotel.

According to the police report, Levis, who turns 40 on April 14, was arrested after the night manager of a Port St. Lucie hotel reported that a guest filed a complaint. Police interviewed two female guests, both under the age of 16, who said they saw Levis standing naked at the window of his hotel room, which overlooked the pool, allegedly commiting the lewd and lascivious act. Two other female guests, both adults, told police they also witnessed Levis. According to Vega, the state's attorney plans to file two additional counts of lewd and lascivious behavior, both misdemeanors, because they involved persons over the age of 16. A Red Sox official said the club was gathering information and would have no comment.

I only have one question about this unfortunate incident. Are players who grab their crotch while on the field more likely to commit lewd acts like this when they retire? Someone should do a study.

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