Chad Curtis, the former outfielder for the New York Yankees widely remembered for his walk-off homer to win Game 3 of the 1999 World Series, was charged Thursday with five counts of criminal sexual conduct, according to CBSsports.com.
In the report, two teenage girls have accused him of touching them at a Lakewood High School in Woodland, Mich., where Curtis is a volunteer and was to become the high schools football coach. CBSsports.com said that Barry County prosecutor Tom Evans told WZZM-TV, the local news outlet, that he has authorized the charges against Curtis and that David Dodge Sr., who is representing Curtis, said his client "denies any criminal wrongdoing." Curtis played for six teams during his nine seasons in the majors, highlighted by two World Series rings with the Yankees. He began his career with the then-California Angels and went on to play for the Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Cleveland Indians, the Yankees and then finished his career in Texas with the Rangers.