Again there is no evidence that he bet against the Reds at any stage so what is the harm in betting on your team to win, suerly that is going to motivate you to push for a victory?:-)
As I said previously he admits to all charges except the one of betting on Baseball, And there is a probability that he did think he could apply to be reinstated after a year (hence his signing of the agreement, his lawyers seemed to think that was so)
You mention Nixon not quite the same so i am assuming that was meant in jest:-) there again was he not pardond and looked upon as a elder statesman after his term?
Rose was honored on the field before Game 2 of the 1999 World Series for his selection as a member of the All Century Team. he was also honored on the field during the 2002 World Series, in a ceremony celebrating baseball's greatest moments.
And the Reds wanted to honour him, so he cant be quite as bad as you make him out to be suerly?
Peace n Luv