MPR's Bob Collins takes cocaine shot at Jeff Dubay after Dubay calls for Kill's resignation
|Collins (left) on Dubay: "If the face of your radio station is a cocaine addict, the face of your football program can be a guy with epilepsy."|
Jeff Dubay hasn't quit Twitter, as he threatened to do after taking a lot of 140-character heat for calling global warming a "left wing conspiracy" on his 1500 ESPN radio show last month. In fact, his latest Twitter imbroglio might be his most lively yet.
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Over the past day or so, Dubay has been arguing with dozens of people about his stance that following his latest on-field seizure, Gophers football coach Jerry Kill should resign (assuming his epilepsy can't be brought under control).
In making his case, Dubay cited a Star Tribune profile on Coach Kill from last month:
Here's what Kill himself had to say about his seizures in that piece:
In this article kill says everything I've said, this can't continue and if it does you need to make a change rt http://t.co/Gu8XmOjc2G-- Jeff Dubay (@JeffDubay) September 17, 2013
"It's not something I'm going to solve in a month," he said. "The worst thing that's ever happened to me is the Michigan State situation [when he had a seizure in the locker room at halftime during a game last season and couldn't coach the second half]. You can't be the head football coach and miss half of a game. I mean, I'm not stupid, I realize that.Predictably, Dubay's stance drew the ire of some who couldn't resist the temptation to make a (tenuous) connection between Kill's struggle with epilepsy and Dubay's struggle to overcome a crack cocaine addiction:
"If I was doing those things, the university wouldn't have to fire me. I'd walk away if I didn't think I could do it. But that won't happen because you're talking to a guy that wasn't supposed to be here anyway."
@JeffDubay You are casting a lot of stones for a guy who is making a living off the compassion and 2nd chances given by others.-- Nathan Williams (@MNSuperSport) September 17, 2013
Among those taking shots of that sort was MPR news blogger Bob Collins, who tweeted this earlier today:
@JeffDubay does that go the same for addicts? Maybe it's time for another 4th Step-- Chad Johnson (@Chad_J) September 17, 2013
Looks like Dubay is just going to have to get used to the crack references every time he embroils himself in controversy -- not that he should've expected anything else headed into his second crack at a sports talk radio career.
If the face of your radio station is a cocaine addict, the face of your football program can be a guy with epilepsy.-- Bob Collins (@MyLittleBloggie) September 17, 2013
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