According to the Associated Press, Charlie Samuels admitted to MLB officials he bet on baseball.
Update, 2:52 am
by Matthew Cerrone:
Mets clubhouse manager Charlie Samuels is under investigation by the NYPD and the Queens District Attorney’s office for allegedly betting on baseball and other sports as part of an organized gambling ring, providing inside information and tips for friends who also placed bets on games and for using his Mets accounts to cover gambling debts.
Updated at 5:52 pm:
Charlie Samuels has been suspended after the team learned he was tied to a federal investigation into illegal gambling,” says the New York Times.
According to the report, the gambling is believed to be tied to football.
Updated at 2:12 pm:
“Last Wednesday, the Mets suspended Charlie Samuels indefinitely without pay,” the team confirmed to reporters in a statement. ”As this is an ongoing personnel matter, we have no further comment.”
Original Post at 1:12 pm:
Wow. That is actually a really, really big deal, even though he’s a guy most fans probably never give much thought to. But, he had been there dating back to Keith Hernandez and company. He’s tight with the players, ingrained in the clubhouse, and so let him go would indicate Sandy Alderson is serious about making significant, deep-rooted changes in this organization.
Updated at 1:45 pm:
Lennon corrected himself, he meant to say ‘ongoing personnel matter,’ not ‘personal.’