Tag Archives: fired

Chad Johnson Loses Everything

13 Aug

It has not been a good weekend for football player Chad Ochocinco Johnson. First on Friday Johnson drops the only pass he was given in the preseason opener game. On Saturday Johnson was arrested for head-butting his new bride/ “Basketball Wives” star Evelyn Lozada. Apparently Lozada was upset when she found a receipt for a box of condoms in the trunk of the car. She confronted Johnson only to get head-butted. Johnson claims that it was actually Lozada who head-butted him, although he didn’t have a mark on him.

Just a mere 24 hours later the Miami Dolphins decided to let Johnson go. Coach Joe Philbin says it is merely a coincidence that he is releasing Johnson after his arrest for battery. Philbin had apparently been itching to get rid of Johnson after he proven to more than a handful. Johnson thought he was the star of the Dolphins despite his terrible last season with the New England Patriots. Johnson would barge into meetings and cursed like a sailor in front of the press. Which luckily HBO has caught on tape thanks to the the “Hard Knocks” series featuring the Dolphins.

If things couldn’t get any worse Johnson just lost his up coming reality show VH1 ”Ev and Ocho”(not really sure why it’s called Ocho since he changed his name). Apparently domestic battery is the line that VH1 won’t cross when it comes to reality television. So now Johnson is wifeless, jobless, and even reality televisionless. When reality television rejects you on moral grounds you know you have problems.

-M

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Bobcats Have New Coach

18 Jun

Many of you either forgot the Charlotte Bobcats were a team or you know that they are the worst team in the NBA. The team which is owned by basketball legend Michael Jordon has been limping along. Coach Paul Silas was fired in order to try to revive the dying Bobcats. Sources are now saying that St. John’s University assistant Mike Dunlap will be the Bobcats’ new coach. Dunlap’s previous experience includes being an assistant coach to George Karl with the Denver Nuggets.

You have to hope he’s going to be amazing since the Bobcats’ lost out on getting Kentucky’s Anthony Davis in the rigged lottery. They are going to need all the help they can get.

-M

Mad Men

13 Jun

If you were wondering how the Miami Heat establishment felt about last night’s loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder look no further than the faces of Pat Riley and Alonzo Mourning. Riley, a former coach, is president of the Miami Heat. And the guy next to him is  his body guard former Heat center Mourning.  They do not look happy. .  . If I were Heat coach Eric Spoelstra I’d be updating my resume. I hear the Bobcats are looking for a coach.

-M

Dwight Howard Can’t Commit

23 May

I thought we were done with this story. Remember like a month back when Dwight Howard was positioning himself to be the next LeBron James by abandoning the Orlando Magic. Then his mother intervened and he should stay with the Magic. Around the same time there were rumors that Howard wasn’t too happy with coach Stan Van Gundy. So the Magic fired Van Gundy to appease the star, although they won’t admit to that. Now despite all of this Howard is still considering a move. Did Howard’s mom change her mind? What gives?

The source who had this conversation with Howard says that he is considering the: Brooklyn Nets, Dallas Mavericks, New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers, and Los Angeles Clippers. So the field is wide open. If I were Laker Andrew Bynum I would be a little worried that I might be heading to Orlando soon.

-M

Orlando Magic Clean House

21 May

Kind of saw this one coming. The Orlando Magic announced that they are firing coach Stan Van Gundy and general manager Otis Smith. Other NBA coaches take note this is what happens when you don’t make it to second round of the playoffs two years in a row. It’s also doesn’t help that Van Gundy and star Dwight Howard had been fighting. Howard really wanted Van Gundy gone and I guess he got his wish. Maybe a new coach will buy more the Magic more time with Howard.

The refs will be happy to see Van Gundy leave. He was voted as one of the most annoying coach by Sports Illustrated in 2011. He was fiery and often distracting force on the sidelines. Van Gundy leaves with a 259-135 record and 31-28 in the playoffs. To make things easier maybe Howard can just pick the new coach.

-M

 

 

Who Is This Sarah Phillips Chick?

3 May

This is kind of a bizarre story. Sarah Phillips was a sports gambling reporter for ESPN and Covers.com. Apparently, Phillips used her credentials to take advantage of two people on the internet. In one case Phillips took over someones Facebook page after he allowed her to be an administrator and then she shut him out. The Facebook page, in case you want to check it out, is NBA Memes. It is actually a very funny sports page.

Then Phillips took money from another guy online who she convinced would help her launch her own gambling site. The guy gave her around $2,000. Then based on some betting advice from this investor Phillips placed a bet and then lost $5,000. Instead of taking the loss she billed the guy for $5,000. Don’t we wish we could all bill our bookies for bad advice?

The story gets even weirder because ESPN has never met Phillips in person. There is a lot of speculation of who she really is and if her handle photo is actually of her. Phillips was hired for Covers.com and ESPN after posting comments on their sites about gambling. She apparently had a knack for gambling reporting or was ghostwriting for someone who did. Now ESPN has fired Phillips and everyone else is cutting ties.

This all just seems pretty sketchy. It’s like that movie “Catfish” all over again.

-M

 

Dorrell on Paid Leave!?!

13 Apr

Let me get this straight coach Bobby Petrino gets fired for having a consensual affair with Jessica Dorrell but she gets put on paid leave? Am I the only person who finds this to be wrong. We now know that Dorrell slept her way into a $55,000 a year gig with the football team. I think on those grounds alone she should be fired. Not only that put she is getting paid leave for a job that she just started on March 28th. Her job is to work with recruits and plan visits, etc. I can’t imagine too many mom’s of football players wanted their sons to be dealing with Petrino’s former mistress. Can someone explain why she hasn’t been fired?

When accepting the job Dorrell signed a letter that help her accountable to the rules and ethics of the University, can you see the irony? We also learned today that Petrino is not appealing his firing, meaning he is not going after the $18 million he would have made if he continued out his contract. I am not shocked by this seeing as how they have a rock solid case for firing him.

Petrino Text Champion

12 Apr

Thanks to the good old Freedom of Information Act we now know how long the former Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino and his lady mistress Jessica Dorrell have been in communication. The two have exchanged more than 4,300 text messages and 300 phones call over a seven month period. Apparently they communicated after the motorcycle accident, which must have been the break-up since Petrino claimed it was a “previous inappropriate relationship” to the press at the same time. The day their relationship was made public they talked 11 times. He talked to Dorrell more than his agent on the day the police report was made public. Petrino used his business cell phone to talk to her.  Can you blame him its paid for by the school and he racked up a substantial bill.

In the records it says that they texted 91 times in one day. It also reported that they texted 84 times in a five-hour period another day.  Some of the messages were picture images, but no one has their hands on them yet. As we all know all cell phone sexting photos come out eventually whether anyone wants to see them or not.

Things that come to mind when I read about the texting are the following:

1. What are they talking about in 91 text? Not even I have that active of an imagination. If I did have to think of something it would be some mixture of football and foreplay.

2. When did Petrino have time to coach if he was texting all the time? On the day that Arkansas beat Troy they exchanged 70 texts.

3. How did no one notice that either Dorrell or Petrino were cheating when they were constantly texting one another? It proves something I have long believed, if you really love me then hand over your phone.

4. What carrier does Dorrell have because she must have an awesome phone plan?

Petrino is Gone

11 Apr

Congrats to Arkansas for picking morals over football by firing coach Bobby Petrino. The last we heard they were conducting an investigation into Petrino’s “previous inappropriate” relationship with new hire Jessica Dorrell. Apparently it didn’t take very long for athletic director Jeff Long to discover that Petrino had hired his mistress and then lied about it. It turns out that Dorrell and Petrino had been seeing each other for awhile. They had to have been together for a long time for Petrino to give Dorrell a gift of $20,000. I wonder what excuse he gave to his wife for that one? Perhaps he said it was an engagement gift to Dorrell who was engaged to swim instructor Josh Morgan.

There is no official word on Dorrell and Morgan’s engagement but my suspicion is that it is over. I mean I think finding out your future wife is into not so attractive middle age men, has got to put a hamper on the relationship. Since it is pretty clear Petrino was already involved with Dorrell when he hired her, from a pool of 158 candidates, the school has cause to fire him. That means no money for Petrino. And man is he going to need money to pay future child support and alimony . . . unless his wife is very forgiving.

The real sad part of this story is that the Hogs were so close to a championship. The past two season the Hogs have had a 21-5 record. Let’s hope they can continue on without Petrino.

The Good Old Morality Clause

8 Apr

The case of Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino keeps getting more interesting progressing. If you have been under a rock and haven’t heard: Petrino was caught when joy riding went wrong with a hot young new hire Jessica Dorrell. Even though Petrino was in a great amount of pain from the crash, with broken ribs, he did not want anyone to call 911. Petrino knew that both his marriage and job would be at risk if there was a 911 report including Dorrell’s name. And of course that is exactly what happened when the information came out. Petrino admitted that he was trying protect a “previous inappropriate relationship” and when he says previous he means five minutes ago. I actually expected a better excuse out of Petrino could he had not just lied further and said he was just giving her a ride home? (No double meaning meant by ride home.)  Then Mrs. Petrino could take a beat from Mrs. Clinton and come out in a stylish headband claiming Petrino would never sleep around. I mean the rule of this game is deny, deny, deny. The man broke his ribs and didn’t want an ambulance but he can’t come up with a cover-up?

When Petrino signed his very expensive $3.5 million a year contract with Arkansas he also signed a morality clause. The morality clause gives the school the ability to fire Petrino for doing something like sleeping with an employee. The question is how badly has this incident damaged Arkansas reputation enough to give up Petrino? The school says it is waiting for the public to forget still conducting it’s investigation. Petrino has put Arkansas football back on the map and giving that up is going to mean a loss of alumni dollars. I expect they will ride out the media storm and reinstate Petrino just in time for the fall.