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robmadden1
03-31-2009, 08:57 AM
SARASOTA, Fla. – Jail records show Cincinnati Reds minor league pitching coach Tom Browning has been charged with nonpayment of child support.

The former Reds star, who threw a perfect game in 1988, was arrested on Friday.

He is being held in the Sarasota County Jail until he is either taken to Polk County, where he owes the child support, or pays the $99,008.36 that he owes.

Browning was drafted by the Reds in 1982. After two years in the minors, he was called up in September 1984. He spent 12 years in the majors, going 123-90 with a 3.94 ERA.

In 2006, the Reds invited Browning to spring training as a special instructor. Since then, he has coached for the rookie league Billings Mustangs and was promoted in December to the Double-A Carolina Mudcats, both Cincinnati farm teams.

Browning, a member of the Reds Hall of Fame, was also a part of this year’s annual Reds winter caravan.

Browning was being held on $99,008.36 bail.

Enquirer reporter Alex Shebar contributed to this report.


http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20090330/SPT04/303300117

DaytonFlyer
03-31-2009, 09:07 AM
This is pretty disappointing to read...

CySeymour
03-31-2009, 11:58 AM
Very disappointing indeed. I always took Browning to be an stand-up guy. Show's you not to always. believe what you see. Almost $100g he owes.

redsfandan
03-31-2009, 01:31 PM
Since I don't know the details I'll reserve judgement for now. Hopefully there's a mixup or two involved.

George Foster
04-01-2009, 01:31 AM
It was reported he made 16.7 million in his career. This has got to be wrong...way wrong. I read his book, he came up in the mid-80's and broke his arm I believe in 94.

No one was making that much back then. A 1 million dollar contract was a big deal back then.

Does anybody have better information on how much he made?

Moosie52
04-01-2009, 08:09 AM
He probably spent whatever he made. A lot of guys do.

DTCromer
04-01-2009, 08:44 AM
It was reported he made 16.7 million in his career. This has got to be wrong...way wrong. I read his book, he came up in the mid-80's and broke his arm I believe in 94.

No one was making that much back then. A 1 million dollar contract was a big deal back then.

Does anybody have better information on how much he made?

I think he was the highest/2nd highest paid Reds player on the '90 team making over 2 million.

redsfandan
04-01-2009, 11:16 AM
It was reported he made 16.7 million in his career. This has got to be wrong...way wrong. I read his book, he came up in the mid-80's and broke his arm I believe in 94.

No one was making that much back then. A 1 million dollar contract was a big deal back then.

Does anybody have better information on how much he made?

1985 Cincinnati Reds $60,000
1986 Cincinnati Reds $215,000
1987 Cincinnati Reds $287,500
1988 Cincinnati Reds $442,500
1989 Cincinnati Reds $1,025,000
1990 Cincinnati Reds $2,125,000
1991 Cincinnati Reds $2,425,000
1992 Cincinnati Reds $3,250,000
1993 Cincinnati Reds $2,250,000
1994 Cincinnati Reds $3,750,000
1995 Cincinnati Reds $583,333
Kansas City Royals $300,000
Career (may be incomplete) $16,713,333

http://www.baseball-reference.com/b/brownto05.shtml
(scroll to the bottom of the page)

ChatterRed
04-01-2009, 03:45 PM
Mugshot.......

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/blog/big_league_stew/post/The-face-of-perfection-Tom-Browning-s-mug-shot;_ylt=AmDTKCnd_bCDLoO.j1sf5fgRvLYF?urn=mlb,151 794

gedred69
04-01-2009, 09:02 PM
In America, Innocent until proven guilty. I've known guys to get railroaded in these things by greedy exes. But, if you bring 'em into this world, by God you are responsible to see that they are provided for, period.