ESPN's Harold Reynolds fired for harassment

Started by Kyo, Jul 26, 2006, 07:19 AM

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ESPN announcer Harold Reynolds has been fired for an "inappropriate hug":

Not too many details available but it looks like the station is being awfully harsh on an 11-year veteran of Baseball Tonight and SportsCenter.

Here's another article whose headline is a bit misleading:

A sentence like 'Reynolds Confirms Firing For Sexual Harassment' requires careful thought in order to realize that he's not actually admitting guilt, only that the station is accusing him of it and has already fired him.


I have to wonder is this un-named woman will benefit in any way by this firing. He can always go to Foxsports I guess. Yet another reason to dislike the four letter network.
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I suppose Bush should also be fired for his inappropriate massage of German Chancellor Angela Merkel:



You know men are criticized for being unfeeling and cold and distant, etc.

Yet, give someone a hug and you are a harasser.

Just another damned if you do and damned if you don't situation.

I got to admit that I don't know exactly what he did. I haven't read the links, but I am appalled if all he did was give a hug.

A guy just can't win. Meanwhile, women hug each other and men all the time. This could raise interesting disputes. A hug is OK if initiated by a woman and not OK if initiated by a man. It may be difficult to know who initiated it. What if the guy when a woman initiated a hug pushes her away because is afraid of being fired? Is that DV? Absolute nuts.

Darth Sidious

A bloody hug is sexual? :?


Typhonblue definitely has a point about control of affection.


And the thing is, if you control hour hug, the huggee can sense it and it feels weird, doesn't it?

Only women are allowed to express genuine, uncontrolled affection.

Still no more details about Harold Reynolds; maybe he hugger her in a sexual way.  But ESPN has a responsibility to tell us exactly how this merited his being fired, don't they?

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