In news that probably won’t go over well regardless of his actual involvement, Brady Quinn’s name has now been linked to an altercation that occurred early on New Year’s Day in Columbus, Ohio. The 9-1-1 call has been posted on Cleveland.com, and the caller is definitely quick to call out Quinn as one of the members in the spat. Unfortunately for the quarterback, many will likely be quick to toss his name in the ring of bigots.
On the 9-1-1 call, Harris said that “Brady Quinn from the Browns” was “trying to cause a fight.” Harris told the operator, “I just walked outside and he exchanged many profanities with me and called me a faggot, of course.”
Reached Monday by The Plain Dealer, Harris confirmed that Quinn was the person who used the slur.
As I slap my forehead on this one, we need to remember that Quinn’s name has been tossed around the blogosphere for quite some time, linked to pictures that can be considered to be compromising to say the least. As Derek Anderson started to turn up his game, Quinn started to fade away a bit – which lead to this post regarding his efforts to console a family which he had never met.
For now, as expected, anyone that is close to Quinn has been throwing up their collective “no comment” signs. Browns spokesman Bill Bonsiewicz as well as Quinn’s agent Tom Condon have been silent to say the least. Once the term “hate crime” starts getting tossed around, expect some vast attempts at PR recovery to burst through the doors. Don’t be surprised if you start seeing #10 in a few less Subway commercial in the near-term.
Switching gears, Branson Wright’s piececomparing the Cavaliers to the Spurs and their “model” for victory made me chuckle a bit. For instance, Brent Barry being injured is NOTHING compared to losing Gooden, Gibson, Varejao and Pavolvic. Barry is now a third-string reserve with the addition of Damon Stoudamire. But maybe that’s just me…
Does anyone really care about this whole Roger Clemens mess? I mean, I get that its a big deal and all, but it really doesn’t impact me one way or another.
And finally, I personally think its great that bloggers are having an impact on coaching decisions. Of course, you’ll have to weed out those that are writing just to write, but factoring in the thoughts of well-respected bloggers could be just another step in the right direction.