Carl Pavano target of extorter alleging gay high school relationship with Twins pitcher

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A former high school classmate allegedly asked Pavano's family for an SUV in exchange for silence about a gay relationship.
A former high school classmate of Twins pitcher Carl Pavano recently approached Pavano's sister with the following message: Give me a Land Rover SUV, or I'm going to go public with the fact that your brother and I had a gay relationship in high school.

Pavano's sister, Michelle DeGennaro of Southington, Connecticut, went to authorities to report Christian Bedard's extortion attempt, and police have seized a laptop and journal from Bedard's home as part of a second-degree harassment and first-degree attempt to commit larceny investigation. Bedard, 36, has not yet been charged with a crime.

On Monday, Bedard told Southington's Record-Journal he was writing a journal as a way of giving closure to what he said was an "emotional and physical relationship" between he and Pavano which lasted for three years while the two were high school classmates.

Speaking of Pavano's family, Bedard said: "I'm sure they don't want any of this getting out there."

Pavano, 36, hasn't commented on the allegations, but his sister said Bedard is "attempting to extort monetary funds for his fabricated, false information."

The Record-Journal reports that in one December Facebook message sent to DeGennaro, Bedard said: "The only way your brother is getting out of this... is with a heart-felt apology and a navy Range Rover with tan leather."

If the Pavano family didn't meet his demands, Bedard threatened to publish a book detailing his gay high school relationship with Pavano. Bedard told DeGennaro he has a $1.2 million book deal in place.

"This is my best offer, an apology and a Land Rover and I'll kill the project," he wrote. In a later message, Bedard rescinded the offer, saying "the book is the best deal."

Doesn't Bedard realize that Pavano pitches in one of the most gay-friendly cities around? Even if it's true that Bedard had an "emotional and physical" relationship with Pavano, we think we speak for much of Twins Nation when we say -- who cares?

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PRIAP
PRIAP

Ako izgubiš novac nisi izgubio ništa, ako izgubiš zdravlje tada si već izgubio nešto, ali ako izgubiš karakter kao ovaj ucjenjivač , tada si izgubio sve.!

What
What

 Yeah I'm sure some idiot publisher is going to give this idiot 1,200,000 dollars to write some gay book about how gay a pitcher on a 3rd rate baseball team is.  And then he begs for a stupid car worth less than $100,000?

David Foureyes
David Foureyes

Nice job CP, you're as bad as the extortionist!

Also, sixth-rate job on the Photoshop work on the front page...one tip: move your hand the fuck away from the lasso and eyedropper and move it to the path pen next time

webcelt
webcelt

I don't care if Pavano is gay, but I care that privacy gets respected. He's a public figure, but he's an athlete, not a politician or pundit trying to make life miserable for gay people. Pavano's would-be blackmailer might be stupid, but he's still rotten.

Marcus_Bachmann
Marcus_Bachmann

Thank you, City Pages, for getting this important information about Pavano's illness out there.  A lot of other newspapers would have said "this is a private, unsubstantiated threat of an extortionist and has no place in our paper."  I am just glad that City pages had the courage to report that Pavano has been reported to have a touch of the gay.  Perhaps I could help him pray it away.

Sue
Sue

Who cares is right, sorry you had to deal with this Carl...and thanks, City Pages, for carrying out the extortionist's threat to "out" Pavano. We certainly had a right to know what the extorter claims.

Joe
Joe

Who cares?

GOD
GOD

who cares? 

Andy
Andy

not mine.

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