Paul Shirley

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Shirley's a 'Dolt,' but ESPN Firing Is PC Hooey

The network just wants money, and made a calculation: Jeff Pearlman

(Newser) - Jeff Pearlman isn’t particularly enamored of Paul Shirley, the ex-NBA player cum ESPN contributor who said some regrettable things about condoms and Haiti (read them here ), but the network’s move to dump him just illustrates its money-grubbing essence. Here’s the formula: “An employee says something... More »

ESPN Cans Paul Shirley Over Haiti Comments

Ex-NBA player no longer welcome to contribute after diatribe

(Newser) - Apparently, Paul Shirley did some work for ESPN , but after his much-reviled comments on the Haitian earthquake that position is no longer open to him. The ex-NBA player “was a part-time freelance contributor,” the network says in a statement. “The views he expressed on another site of... More »

Ex-NBA Player to Haitians: 'Use Condoms'

Paul Shirley snidely offers 'kudos to poorest in hemisphere'

(Newser) - Former NBA player and sometimes ESPN contributor Paul Shirley tells Haitians to "use a condom once in a while" and snidely offers "kudos on developing the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere" in an open diatribe posted on the Flip Collective . Shirley, who played for the Phoenix Suns,... More »

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