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Hugh Douglas fired by ESPN after altercation with Michael Smith

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Steak Snabler, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    So says SI's Richard Deitsch on Twitter:

    https://twitter.com/richarddeitsch/status/367336562842808321


    Apparently called Smith an "Uncle Tom" among other transgressions at recent National Association of Black Journalists convention:

    http://www.thebiglead.com/index.php/2013/08/06/hugh-douglas-threatened-to-beat-up-espn-colleague-michael-smith-shouted-racial-slurs-at-him/

    http://deadspin.com/espn-fight-hugh-douglas-called-colleague-michael-smith-1042188473
     
  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I would not have picked Orlando as a good place to get your ass kicked. Kudos ESPNers!
     
  3. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Wow... I used to know Smith pretty well. Great guy. Definitely nothing resembling an Uncle Tom.
     
  4. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Michael's about the last person I could see somebody having a beef with.
     
  5. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Agreed. He's a tough guy not to like...
     
  6. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    If Hugh Douglas were a baseball player, we'd attribute it to roid rage. But football players don't use steroids.
     
  7. jackfinarelli

    jackfinarelli Member


    Based on the reporting, I would say that "adult beverages" were involved here...
     
  8. BUMP.


    More issues for Hugh ...

    http://thebiglead.com/2013/09/24/hugh-douglas-arrested-for-attacking-woman-he-said-she-was-hurt-during-rough-sex/

     
  9. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Things I learned today: there are degrees of strangulation.
     
  10. spaceman

    spaceman Active Member

    and that's no choke.
     
  11. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Next stop for Hugh, rehab.
     
  12. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    How any of those clowns landed on cable TV is a mystery in itself.
     
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