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Thursday, August 13, 2020

I wonder if this is going to mean anything to Cohen's bid for the Mets.

I know you guys think that myself and Metspolice are nuts for keep bringing up the skeletons in the closet of one of the potential new owners of the NY Mets. We both just want you guys to know what is going on out there with who you think might be the savior for the team. There is a chance that if the Wilpons accept his offer that the owners might not approve him anyway.

From the NY POST.

Opponents of billionaire Steve Cohen’s efforts to buy the New York Mets are licking their chops over fresh discrimination complaints filed against his firm, Point72 Asset Management, The Post has learned.
Back-to-back complaints by ex-female employees of Cohen’s Stamford, Conn., hedge fund have been filed with Connecticut’s Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities in recent months, Bloomberg reported last month.OThe Post only learned about the latest discrimination claims last week when a man using technology to disguise his voice called to point out the Bloomberg story and suggest it could have a negative impact on Cohen’s bid for the Mets.
“Do you remember Lauren Bonner?” the person said. The caller, who declined to provide his name, then dropped the names of several MLB owners who he claimed have been leaning against Cohen as a fellow owner due in part to fears over what might be contained in the new complaints — should they ever come to light.
The owners named by the anonymous caller didn’t return requests for comment, but MLB sources confirmed that they are aware of the allegations swirling around Cohen’s firm.
“Given Cohen’s history, we don’t need this,” one MLB source told The Post, referring to Cohen’s 2013 settlement with the feds after his former firm, SAC Capital, pleaded guilty to securities fraud.
Read more here.

So as Mets fans, does this scare you? Do you look past it and wait to see what happens in court with the claims? Do you turn a blind eye? Let's hear it.

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