Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington resigns over sexual assault allegations

The former coach of the Texas Rangers quit over allegations that he sexually assaulted a reporter, it was claimed today.

Ron Washington is said to have stepped down before the claims come to light – as they are expected to in the coming weeks.

The allegations were made by The Scoop, a Texas-based sports blog run by its founder Jamie Kelly, a former Fox Sports journalist.

More details about the alleged victim are being circulated on social media but MailOnline has been unable to verify them and has decided not to publish them.

In her report Kelly said: ‘Washington’s sudden departure from the club was due to impending legal issues stemming from an alleged sexual assault of a reporter.’

She cited a ‘a source with knowledge of the situation’ but did not elaborate further in the short post.

MailOnline understands that there are only a handful of female reporters who cover the Rangers full time.

A spokeswoman for the North Texas District Attorney’s office, which covers the Dallas Fort Worth area, said she was ‘not aware’ of any investigation.

However the victim may not yet have come forward and spoken to police, meaning that prosecutors would not have spoken to her yet.

Kelly did not respond to repeated requests for comment.

Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington broke his silence after abruptly resigning from the team two weeks ago by admitting he was unfaithful to his wife.

Washington. who attended a Dallas news conference with his wife Gerry at his side, said: ‘I was not true to my wife after 42 years. I broke her trust. I’m here today to own that mistake and apologize to her and those I disappointed.’

It was the 62-year-old’s first public comment since abruptly resigning 13 days earlier.

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