Pete Rose stars in Super Bowl ad for sports betting app

Pete Rose stars in Super Bowl ad for sports betting app

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Pete Rose is starring in a new ad promoting a sports betting app from William Hill, Nevada's leading sports book operator.

The ad, which also features former Las Vegas mayor and mob lawyer Oscar Goodman made its debut Sunday, airing after the Super Bowl.

The commercial comes just two months after Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred rejected the former Cincinnati Reds player and manager's third bid for reinstatement.

Manfred concluded that baseball's career hits leader continued to gamble even while seeking to end the lifetime ban imposed in 1989 for betting on numerous Reds games while playing for and managing the team.

Rose wore the uniform of his hometown Reds from 1963-1978 and again from 1984-1986.

The Hit King will be inducted during the 2016 Reds Hall of Fame Induction this June. His number 14 jersey also will be retired.

The honor means Rose, 74, no longer has to ask permission to participate in Reds celebratory events.

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