Originally Posted by RedlegJake
actually brat, Cobb was known to bet on baseball and was, with Tris Speaker brought before the commissioner for possible disbarment. They were "exonerated" though sportswriters investigating the whole debacle now say there was actually quite a bit of evidence damning both famous players. Baseball didn't want another huge blackeye so soon after the Blacksox scandal and the matter was swept away.
The key word here is exonerated. We can make all kinds of assumptions 70 years later as to why, but the fact remains that he was not found to have betted on baseball and they did not pursue it further. Enough for me.