Report: Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington resigned over sexual assault allegations



By RYAN GORMAN

A bombshell report says that former Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington resigned last week over sexual assault allegations.

The longtime Rangers manager's resignation last week, citing "an off-the-field personal matter," shocked many despite a down year for the club. Team officials have since said his job was not in jeopardy.

The report by Scoop Sports CEO Jamie Kelly said: "Washington's sudden departure from the club was due to impending legal issues stemming from an alleged sexual assault of a reporter."

Earlier comments by Rangers GM Jon Daniels also lend credence to Kelly's report.

"While we don't want to touch on any of the specifics," Daniels told USA Today, "Ron has given us permission to say this is not drug related."

Washington tested positive in 2009 for cocaine and immediately offered his resignation, but the club refused and stood by him.

The popular skipper has led the team to two American League pennants and 664 wins since taking the helm prior to the 2007 season.

He has not commented publicly since his resignation.

(Editor's note: Possibly identifying information about the victim was removed from this report on September 12)

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