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Shirley's a 'Dolt,' but
ESPN Firing Is PC Hooey
Jan 28, 2010 1:47 PM CST
Shirley's a 'Dolt,' but ESPN Firing Is PC Hooey
The network just wants money, and made a calculation: Jeff Pearlman
- 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...
Jan 27, 2010 12:48 PM CST
ESPN Cans Paul Shirley Over Haiti Comments
Ex-NBA player no longer welcome to contribute after diatribe
- 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...
Ex-NBA Player to Haitians:
Jan 27, 2010 4:36 AM CST
Ex-NBA Player to Haitians: 'Use Condoms'
Paul Shirley snidely offers 'kudos to poorest in hemisphere'
- 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,...
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