August 13, 2013

ESPN Drops Hugh Douglas Over Slur, Fight: ESPN has dumped former NFL player Hugh Douglas over an altercation he initiated with his Numbers Never Lie cohost Michael Smith during the National Association of Black Journalists convention recently in Orlando. When Smith tried to keep a drunken Douglas from taking the mike at a party (after doing the same a day earlier), Douglas called him an "Uncle Tom," grabbed him and threatened to beat him up. Two weeks ago Douglas tweeted, "S/O to Riley Cooper.. For keepin it 100.. At least now we know!"

posted by rcade to general at 10:09 PM - 8 comments

I wish Hugh had been this interesting off the field while in Jacksonville. The team could've used the attention.

posted by rcade at 10:17 PM on August 13


posted by justgary at 12:23 AM on August 14

Here's hoping that Mr. Douglas gets the help he needs to stop drinking.

posted by NoMich at 07:00 AM on August 14

Great link, Gary. "It's amazing how much better people look when you are drunk!! #HartfordLife."

posted by rcade at 07:37 AM on August 14

"Keeping it 100"

posted by yerfatma at 09:50 AM on August 14

Ain't no sushi when he's gone

He was warned, now he's away...

posted by beaverboard at 10:36 AM on August 14

Why would Hugh Douglas want to live in Hartford and make the commute to Bristol? Depending on which part of Hartford he lives in, the traffic can be anything from bad to horrible along I-84. If he thought he was going to be in "the big city", he should have done a bit of research first. Since United Aircraft moved most of their manufacturing out of East Hartford and the insurance companies exchanged all their clerks for computers and then left town, Hartford has slowly turned into a ghost town. The only good thing still there is the guy who handles my IRA (and has done a very nice job growing it).

#HartfordLife is hilarious.

posted by Howard_T at 12:40 PM on August 14

Don't cry for ESPN.

They aren't worried about this massive loss of talent. Why should they? They're reloading right now.

posted by beaverboard at 04:32 PM on August 14

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