The parking meter officer who accepted four baseball tickets from Cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose has been given a two-day suspension without pay. City officials decided officer John Michael Begley violated city code that prohibits workers from accepting gratuities if it prevents them from doing their jobs.

Begley cited Rose for parking in a no-parking zone on the street named after him, Pete Rose Way. Rose said he accepted the $29 ticket, then afterward offered the officer the Reds tickets, jokingly calling them a bribe because the officer seemed like a nice guy.