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Adam Jones Says He Was Taunted With Racial Slurs In Fenway Park

The Orioles' star outfielder says he was taunted with racial slurs in Boston.

Adam Jones told reporters following the Orioles' win over the Red Sox that he was taunted by racial slurs and had a bag of peanuts thrown at him inside Fenway Park on Monday night.

The All-Star outfielder said it was one of the worst experiences he's ever had.

Jones, 31, has played in the MLB since 2006 and for the Orioles since 2008.

From USA TODAY:

“I was called the N-word a handful of times tonight,’’ Jones said disgustedly. “It was pretty awesome out there. Thanks. Pretty awesome.

“Just part of the job right?’

Jones says the MLB needs to have harsher penalties.

“What they need to do is that instead of kicking them out of the stadium,’’ Jones said, “they need to fine them 10 grand, 20 grand, 30 grand. Something that really hurts somebody. Make them pay in full. And if they don’t, take it out of their check.

“That’s how you hurt somebody. You suspend them from the stadium, what does that mean? It’s a slap on the wrist. That guy needs to be confronted, and he needs to pay for what he’s done."

You can view Jones' full comments on what happened here.