PITCHER & CATCHER?

Classmate: Major League Pitcher Carl Pavano And I Had Gay Relationship In HS

A high school classmate of Carl Pavano’s, who pitches for the Minnesota Twins, is claiming that Pavano was his “first love” in high school, and that they shared a three-year-long relationship.

The openly gay accuser, Christian Bedard, claims to be writing a book about the tawdry affair, but its verisimilitude has been called into question because of some Bedard’s shady tactics.

According to the AP, police in Pavano’s hometown of Southington, CT, are investigating the case because Pavano’s sister, Michelle DeGennaro, says that Bedard tried to extort her and her brother in exchange for not publishing the book.

After DeGennaro complained to police, they searched Bedard’s house and took some of his stuff. Writes the AP:

Officers executed the search warrant at Bedard’s home on March 21 and seized items, but wouldn’t say what they were. Bedard said on his Facebook page that police took his laptop computer, material relating to his relationship with Pavano and the book he was writing. Bedard hasn’t been charged…

“I have serious juicy book offers … to the point that the only way your brother is getting out of this … is with a heartfelt apology and a navy range rover with tan leather,” Bedard allegedly wrote to DeGennaro, according to police. “If I’m going to drop a 1.2 million dollar book deal I want something.

“That is my best offer an apology and a land rover and I’ll kill the project,” Bedard wrote referring to the book deal, according to the affidavit. Bedard told The Associated Press in a statement that he wanted an apology because of how Pavano treated him at the end of their relationship. He didn’t elaborate.

What do you guys think—was Carl Pavano pitching and catching with Christian Bedard in high school, or is this just another case of a dude looking to scam a celebrity out of some money?