More details unravel as Ron Washington resigns as manager of the Texas Rangers in September 2014.
Washington suddenly resigned from his position after working eight full seasons with the Rangers.
Initially, he shared that his decision was caused by family reasons.
Jon Daniels, general manager of the Rangers shared how Washington informed him of his decision to resign on September 5 and said that Washington gave them permission to state that it was not drug-related.
On September 18, the media reported that Ron Washington resigns after admitting that he was unfaithful to his wife.
He stated in a report by CBS Sports , “I made a mistake, and I am embarrassed.
I was not true to my wife after 42 years.
I broke her trust.
I am here today to own that mistake.” He added, “All I ask is for your forgiveness and understanding.” According to USA Today , Washington said, “I don’t run when I make a mistake.
When you put yourself in situations, you own it.
Those are the types of things my wife always says to me.
I was not true to my wife.
After 42 years, I broke that trust.
I’m here to own that mistake and to apologize to her and to those who have trusted in me.
I let them down.” He added, “I’m sorry for breakig the trust I had with my wife and for disappointing my players, disappointing my players, disappointing my coaches, disappointing Major League Baseball, disappointing the Texas Rangers.” He did not take questions from the reporters who were present at the Dallas hotel.
Washington resigned but did not explain further the details of what he mentioned as his “mistake”.
Later, Washington said that he plans to continue his career in baseball and that he would miss the Metroplex.
He left with his arm around his wife, Geraldine.