Yankee World Series MVP Arrested For Child Sex Abuse
A former NY Yankee pitcher and World Series MVP with the team back in 1996, is facing horrific charges of sex abuse with a 14-year-old.
John Wetteland, the 52-year-old former New Yankees closer who was on the mound helping his team win the 1996 World Series, is facing child sex abuse charges and was arrested on Monday. Wetteland, divorced in 2015, was released on $25,000 bond.
According to the Dallas News, Wetteland is accused of 'continuous sexual abuse of a child under the age of 14', according to Denton County jail records.
Wetteland played two seasons for the Yankees back in 1995 and 1996 and served as the teams closer during that time. In 1996, he won the World Series MVP for his efforts bringing the Bombers a championship. He was on the mound when the last out of that series was recorded.
According to the report, Wetteland is a long-time born-again Christian who has coached baseball and taught Bible studies at Liberty Christian School in Argyle after retiring from baseball in 2000.