There has been a lot of news lately regarding Jim Bowden and the Washington Nationals. Bowden and Jose Rijo are currently under investigation by the FBI. It all revolves around a Dominican player who claimed to be 16, was signed by the Nationals and given a 1.4 million dollar signing bonus. Turns out the player was 20 at the time, and apparently 1.4 million was more than double what any other team was offering. There were rumors at the time that the age was not true. And now the FBI is investigating that signing bonus and if there was anything taken off the top by Rijo, Bowden or any other Nationals employee. And its all coming to a head. Jose Rijo was relieved of his duties last night by the Nationals and good ole' leatherpants may be out of a job by Monday.
Read the Washington Post story here.