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ESPN's Howard Bryant (allegedly) pulls a Jay Mariotti

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by NickMordo, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. NickMordo

    NickMordo Active Member


    Like Mariotti, I expect Bryant to disappear from the ESPN landscape as quietly as possible.
  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member


    Here's hoping it's not true. I always liked the guy...
  3. Ditto. Extremely talented writer and a good guy. Crap.
  4. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

    Ooh, I don't think Bryant will get the Mariotti/Salisbury treatment. He'll stay.
  5. NickMordo

    NickMordo Active Member

    I donno. ESPN absolutely HATES scandals giving a black mark to its brand. Mariotti is one example, as well as Steve Phillips. If Bryant isn't canned, he will probably have to take a leave of absence.
  6. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    i certainly hope this isn't true. but if it is, we have yet another example of how little we reat truly know about some people.

    and i know there are some who take the position that, 'so-and-so IS a great guy and this is just more proof that ALL OF US can be provoked to violence.'

    um, no, not ALL of us can. MOST of us know when to walk away. or that under NO circumstances (short of self-defense) should a man act violently towards a woman or child. the 'ALL OF US...' defense is b.s., a rationalization for the a--holes who actually do react this way.

    again, i hope this turns out to be untrue; i've always been impressed by howard's on-the-air/in-the-workplace persona. but that in and of itself does not mean someone is incapable of such an act.
  7. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    This is going to send the new ombudsmen into knots. Poynter's ivory tower is pretty much built on "gotcha" inconsistencies and a head count of minority staffing, and one of those two staples is going to have to lose.
  8. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

    Depends on what you can do for the network.

    Mariotti was a main 'face' of Around The Horn but I also imagine his demeanor didn't help after his public troubles.

    If Bryant is a good guy to get along with, I bet he stays.

    Tirico is the constant example of doing wrong and still, not only keeping a gig, but getting promoted through and through. Even a lower-profile guy like Gary Miller urinated off a hotel balcony onto people on the street and kept his job.

    I doubt Bryant will go the way of Mariotti, Salisbury, Jason Jackson, Harold Reynolds.
  9. Pancamo

    Pancamo Active Member

    If Bryant stays, Mariotti has a lawsuit. No?
  10. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    What Tirico did was not good, but still not near what is being alleged against Bryant. Gary Miller peeing in the wrong place is eight light-years from these allegations.
  11. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    How so?
  12. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

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