NEWARK, N.J. -- The Newark Bears have scrapped plans to donate $2,000 to Mothers
Against Drunk Driving on behalf of former New York Yankees World Series
star Jim Leyritz.
The planned donation had sparked controversy because the team
planned to announce it Thursday, the same night as a team-sponsored
beer pong tournament promotion.
The team said Wednesday that it canceled after MADD said it would not accept the money.
Leyritz served as pitching coach for the Bears, who play in the
independent Can-Am League.