Larry Fitzgerald Sr. calls Dubay a drug-abusing felon, blasts 1500 ESPN for auditioning him

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Fitz Sr. (right) on the possibility of Dubay's return to Twin Cities radio: "Crack air!"
As we told you about yesterday, following nearly three years of crack abuse, former KFAN host Jeff Dubay says he's clean and is looking for a second chance on Twin Cities airwaves.

SEE ALSO: Fitz Sr. says he'll "stay objective" while covering Fitz Jr. at the Super Bowl

But Larry Fitzgerald Sr., father of NFL superstar wide receiver and seemingly classy guy Larry Fitzgerald Jr., apparently doesn't believe in second chances for drug felons and isn't shy about expressing his opinion.

Fitz Sr., a longtime Twin Cities media personality and the current sports editor of the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder, offered up this tweet yesterday afternoon:

The "Siemon" he refers to is Dan Seeman, VP of Hubbard Radio, owner of 1500 ESPN. Dubay has been filling in as co-host of 1500's morning radio show this week, and some think the stint could be an audition for a full-time gig.

Fitz Sr.'s tweet drew widespread criticism, including from MNGOP Representative and big-time sports fan John Kriesel: This morning, Dubay himself replied:
:::: UPDATE ::::

-- 9:05 a.m. -- Dubay and Fitz Sr. seemed to bury the hatchet this morning:



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20 comments
keithscott22
keithscott22

Larry Sr shouldnt throw stones, Larry Jr once assaulted a GF, does that make him a woman beater for life?

MikeW
MikeW

Yet another example of why I stay off Twitter.  Though my snit fits are way less entertaining than these!

jagersont
jagersont

WOW Larry, to take your classless ass clown comments about another person private, then "whatever" but to put that out publicly? Not cool! 

Mike Green
Mike Green

It's not like he was molesting children! What a d-bag people make mistakes, and deserve second chances!

swmnguy
swmnguy topcommenter

I had a very minor dealing with Mr. Fitzgerald once on a trivial personal matter and he wasn't terribly gracious to me.  I didn't think much of it at the time, but he doesn't seem like the nicest guy.

Joseph Michael
Joseph Michael

I agree that everyone deserves a second chance. I just hope Dubay remembers that too. His harsh style is far too "boston, NY, philly." Maybe a second chance for him should be seen a sign to humble himself and tone down the vitriol in his opinionating.

Kevin Nichols
Kevin Nichols

I always disliked what I felt was Jeff''s righteous style of opinionating. I personally was glad he disappeared from The P.A. and Dubay show. He has used his on air time for stating very critical opinions about others in ways I felt were unfair, now it is his time to take some much deserved heat. I hope his style has changed for the better after what must be and been a very humbling experience.

Curtis Meyer
Curtis Meyer

Dubay shouldn't have lost his job in the first place. Crack doesn't keep anyone from watching sports and talking about it.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

Wow, Larry Fitzgerald's dad is a dickhead.

Matt Mcbride
Matt Mcbride

I think Mr. Fitzgerald should keep his mouth shut. I think he could learn something from his son.

Tom Fru
Tom Fru

Sr came across very rude with the tweet. But truth is that there are qualified people out there without felonies and drug problems. This is a classic case of " its not what you know, but who you know".

A1batross
A1batross

Aw... it's a Christmas mira... uhm, well, sort of detente.

Greg Overall
Greg Overall

Pretty classless on Fitzgerald's part. I hope Dubay can get himself back on track and back on the radio. People make mistakes.

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