According to John Fay:

Tom Browning, who was jailed in Sarasota for allegedly not paying child support, is still working for the Reds. He returned to extended spring training today.

He’ll be the pitching coach for the Gulf Coast League Reds. He was going to be the Double-A pitching coach. He was replaced in the job after his arrest toward the end of spring training.

Here’s hoping that Browning gets his problems behind him and is a valuable asset to the Reds organization.

8 Responses

  1. Glenn

    My law enforcement background with chasing dead beat dads tells me there’s more to this story than meets the eye. Celebrities and professional atheletes don’t make good deadbeat dads. They are too high profile. Judges like to crucify them early on before they get too far behind on their payments. My guess is that there has been some confusion on an earlier court order thats been in the process of being aurgued. Browning lost the fight and in the process PO’d the judge. Hence the warrant.

  2. EKyRedsFan

    Thanks for this update. I was actually checking in to email you asking if there had been any news on the case.

  3. pinson343

    It’s good news that Browning is still on the payroll, dropping wouldn’t help with his problem. Also we shouldn’t judge him without knowing the facts of the case, as has been pointed out.

  4. RiverCity Redleg

    I agree with everyone here, but I can’t help to think that if TB hadn’t pitched a perfect game for us, we wouldn’t be nearly as understanding of his situation.

  5. Jared

    I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that Tom Browning’s kids are doing just fine financially. I’ll be a bit misogynist and bet that mom doesn’t have a job. I’m going to go with my gut and say the child support awarded was probably too much.

    I don’t feel like I’m being “understanding,” I feel like I’m being reasonable. Take someone’s money in divorce — it’s dirty, but it makes sense. But allimony and child support should NEVER be more than is necessary to live off of. And I know from my wife’s unemployment checks that “necessary to live off of” ain’t considered much.

  6. World

    As a friend of Tom, I can assure you that this is something that he would just like to handle privately. I know that he is grateful to the Reds for hanging in there with him during this difficult time. Further, he appreciates the support of the Reds fans who have been with him for a long time and hopefully for many years to come.

    And he continues to be employed not because of the perfecto, but because he is a great coach of the art of pitching.