Son of former Twins owner enters Alford guilty plea on indecent exposure charge

Clark Griffith, a Minneapolis attorney whose father, Calvin, owned the Minnesota Twins until 1984, on Wednesday entered an Alford plea of guilty on an indecent exposure charge. In January, Griffith, 70, formerly an adjunct professor at William Mitchell School of Law, exposed himself and told a 24-year-old female student to touch his penis, according to the charges.
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Clark Griffith, a Minneapolis attorney whose father, Calvin, owned the Minnesota Twins until 1984, on Wednesday entered an Alford plea of guilty on an indecent exposure charge. In January, Griffith, 70, formerly an adjunct professor at William Mitchell School of Law, exposed himself and told a 24-year-old female student to touch his penis, according to the charges.

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