Police: Pavano target of alleged extortion attempt

Twins pitcher Carl Pavano is the target of an alleged extortion scam. Pavano’s family told police in Connecticut that 36-year-old Christian Bedard wants money and an luxury SUV from Pavano in exchange for keeping quiet a three-year “emotional and physical relationship” the two had together in high school. Pavano’s family says the relationship claim is false.
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Twins pitcher Carl Pavano is the target of an alleged extortion scam. Pavano’s family told police in Connecticut that 36-year-old Christian Bedard wants money and an luxury SUV from Pavano in exchange for keeping quiet a three-year “emotional and physical relationship” the two had together in high school. Pavano’s family says the relationship claim is false.

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