James asked to curb Paterno talk

BOSTON -- The Red Sox issued the following statement Monday afternoon regarding advisor Bill James' comments with ESPN Radio's Doug Gottlieb over the degree of culpability that Joe Paterno bears in the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

This afternoon, Red Sox Principal Owner John Henry and Executive Vice President/General Manager Ben Cherington spoke to Bill James regarding him making public his personal opinions on Joe Paterno.

In that call, Mr. James was informed that his comments in no way reflect the opinions or positions of the Red Sox; and, because he is perceived as a representative of the Red Sox, he was asked to refrain from any further public comments on this matter.

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