New York Yankees stars Derek Jeter and Jorge Posada are beloved by their fans for their dedication to the game and their team, but they also might have been dedicated to each other, claims a new book, written by Paul Priore and co-author Gary Toushek.
Jeter and Posada had sex in a sauna at Yankee Stadium in 1995, the former team equipment manager asserts in a new book, according to Radar Online and Vibe. The author then says Posada let Priore perform oral sex on them so he wouldn’t speak about what he saw.
Priore describes “Abused By the New York Yankees” as “a shockingly honest tell-all book disclosing secrets about the richest, most powerful baseball franchise in the world during the George Steinbrenner era. It’s also a story of abuse inflicted on a gay employee.”
The self-published memoir claims to have 10 salacious secrets about the team. Readers should note that Priore was let go by the Yankees in 1997. He said he was fired because he was HIV-positive, but lost a $50 million lawsuit on that claim in 2013, Radar Online noted.
The author said he was abused -- physically, verbally and sexually-- after the players found out he was gay. “When he complained to police on duty at the stadium and to management, the authorities neglected to take action because it was the famous New York Yankees and scandals were always hidden from the public, especially serious ones,” Priore’s website states.
Other allegations in the 500-page "tell-all" claim that Darryl Strawberry drank whiskey during games and Cecil Fielder played drunk on vodka. Priore also asserts that Bob Wickman, Jeff Nelson and Mariano Rivera tried to sexually assault him with a baseball bat.
None of Priore’s allegations has been verified. At this writing, none of the former New York Yankee players mention in the self-published account had responded.
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