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Team Mascot Arrested For Molestation

A man who played the mascot for a minor league baseball team was arrested after a woman said she was fondled at a game in April.

Cecil McLaurin Amick III, 37, of Boiling Springs, portrays Reedy Rip'It, a giant frog for the Greenville Drive of the Class A South Atlantic League. He faces a misdemeanor charge of molesting.

According to an incident report from the Greenville Police Department, the woman said she and a friend were leaving their seats at West End Field when the mascot grabbed her breast in a stairwell.

She reported it to the team the next day, but she said she couldn't immediately get Amick's name, according to the report.

Amick was arrested June 27.

The team's general manager, Mike DeMaine, said in a statement that the organization has suspended Amick and is cooperating with authorities.

DeMaine said the team couldn't comment on details. "We do require all Greenville Drive employees to adhere to policies listed in our employee handbook, which includes a section on professionalism and conduct," he said.

Amick told WYFF in Greenville that he was advised by his attorney not to comment.

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