Reports: Bates Battaglia will run 'The Amazing Race'

From staff reportsJanuary 7, 2013 

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According to reports from various websites, Bates Battaglia and his brother will appear as contestants on "The Amazing Race."

CHRIS SEWARD — Chris Seward

It hasn't been officially confirmed but several web sites are reporting that former Carolina Hurricane and Lucky B's bar owner Bates Battaglia and his brother Anthony will be contestants on the new season of CBS' "The Amazing Race."

The competition reality show features couples of varied relationships racing around the world for a million-dollar prize. Battaglia, according to reports, was recognized as part of the cast when he was spotted at the airport in Los Angeles.

Representatives from CBS refused to confirm or deny casting information until the teams are announced 'in the near future.' The show is scheduled to premiere on CBS on Feb. 17.

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