New England Sports Media in Chaos - Lying, Cheating and Racist Remarks

Sunday, February 11, 2018
Analysis

Patriots Belichick at a press conference
Reporters are supposed to be covering the news, but right now in New England reporters and media companies are making all the news — falsifying stories, allegedly sleazing behaviors, and racist rants. Add to it, the Providence Journal takes another hit. Sports media in New England is a blood sport. Tens of millions of advertising dollars are in play and lots of competitors.

Close to home Projo Loses Red Sox Writer Britton, Will Be Replaced By Worcester Reporter Want to talk consolidation.

The Projo’s coverage of the Red Sox will now be handled by a Worcester Telegram reporter.

“I’m sorry to report that Tim Britton, who has covered the Boston Red Sox for us since 2011, is leaving to cover the New York Mets for The Athletic, a national website. We will miss Tim’s excellent work, and we wish him well. But we will continue to cover the Red Sox vigorously. At home, that means writers including some from GateHouse New England — such as Bill Ballou, who covers the Sox for the Worcester Telegram & Gazette — and Bill Koch and Kevin McNamara of our own staff. We are working on our plan for Sox road coverage; stay tuned,” announced Alan Rosenberg.

Boston Herald’s Borges Makes Up Brady Story

Star sports columnist for the now-bankrupt Boston Herald, was tricked by a texter to write a completely fabricated story. Borges was fired a few years earlier by the Boston Globe for plagiarizing another story.

On Friday, the Herald suspended Borges and posted the following statement:

A column by Ron Borges in today’s Herald regarding Patriot Tom Brady’s salary discussions was based on information which proved to be false. The Herald apologizes to Brady, his agent Don Yee and the Patriots, and to our readers for this erroneous report. Borges’ column has been suspended pending further review.

WEEI at the center of numerous controversies
Another WEEI Racist Rant

WEEI suspended host Christian Fauria on Friday for five days for mocking Don Yee, the agent for Tom Brady and Jimmy Garoppolo. Fauria used “racially stereotyped Asian accent during his mid-day broadcast on Friday.

The statement reads: Statement from WEEI management: Earlier today during his show, Christian Fauria impersonated athlete agent, Don Yee in an insensitive and ill-conceived attempt at humor. We regret Christian’s commentary and we apologize to Mr. Yee and those offended by the segment. We do not support or condone Christian’s comments, and we have suspended him for five days effective immediately. 

Fauria apologized for his actions via Twitter: "Earlier today I made a horrible attempt at humor. In a segment during the show, I impersonated agent Don Yee in an insensitive and regrettable way. I want to publicly apologize to Don and anyone in the audience who heard it. I have also reached out to Don directly to personally apologize. I have been disciplined by WEEI management and I fully support their decision."

This comes just two weeks after, sports talk station WEEI’s host Alex Reimer referred to Tom Brady’s daughter as an “annoying little pissant.” Reimer was referring to Brady's daughter's appearance in the new video series Tom v Time. SEE VIDEO BELOW

Reimer was later suspended for the comment.

The Boston Globe reports that on Monday morning, Brady cut his weekly radio interview on WEEI short on Monday, citing the comment made by WEEI’s Reimer.

“It was very disappointing to hear that, my daughter or any child certainly does not deserve that,” Brady said on air.

Previously, WEEI hosts have been suspended for other racist remarks. 

Sports talk radio competititon
Globe Reporter Claims WEEI Tried to Plant Fake Story

Ben Volin of the Boston Globe — a star reporter claims that, “WEEI has been out for blood lately. Pretty sure they tried to plant a fake story with me last week at the Super Bowl.”

  • Name: Devin McCourty

    Position: Safety 

    College: Rutgers 

    Hometown: Nanuet, N.Y.

    Salary: $47,500,000 Over 5 Years 

     
  • Name: Malcolm Butler 

    Position: Cornerback 

    College:  West Alabama 

    Hometown: Vicksburg, Mississippi

    Salary: $3.91 Million for 2017 Season

     
  • Name: Stephon Gilmore

    Position: Cornerback

    College: South Carolina 

    Hometown: Rock Hill, South Carolina 

    Salary: $65,000,000 Over 5 Years

     
  • Name: Brandin Cooks 

    Position: Wide Receiver 

    College: Oregon State 

    Hometown: Stockton, California 

    Salary:  $8,383,452 Over 4 Years

     
  • Name: Dont'a Hightower

    Position: Linebacker 

    College: Alabama 

    Hometown: Lewisburg, Tennessee 

    Salary: $35,500,000 Over 4 Years

     
  • Name: Lawrence Guy

    Position: Defensive Line

    College: Arizona State 

    Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada

    Salary: $13,400,000 Over 4 Years

     
  • Name: Johnson Bademosi

    Position: Cornerback 

    College: Stanford 

    Hometown: Washington, D.C. 

    Salary:  $4,500,000 Over 2 Years

     
  • Name: Alan Branch

    Position: Defensive Line 

    College: Michigan 

    Hometown: Albuquerque, New Mexico 

    Salary: $8,450,000 Over 2 Years 

     
  • Name: Brandon King

    Position: Safety 

    College: Auburn 

    Hometown: Alabaster, Alabama

    Salary: $615,000 for 2017 Season

     
  • Name: Malcom Brown

    Position: Defensive Line  

    College: Texas 

    Hometown: Brenham, Texas

    Salary: $7,613,229 Over 4 Years

     
  • Name: Deatrich Wise

    Position: Defensive End 

    College: Arkansas

    Hometown: Suffolk, VA

    Salary: $2,975,883 Over 4 Years 

     
  • Name: Adam Butler

    Position: Defensive Line 

    College: Vanderbilt 

    Hometown: Duncanville, Texas

    Salary: $1,665,000 Over 3 Years

     
  • Name: Trey Flowers 

    Position: Defensive Line

    College: Arkansas 

    Hometown: Huntsville, Alabama

    Salary: $2,838,932 Over 4 Years

     
  • Name: Elandon Roberts 

    Position: Linebacker 

    College: Houston

    Hometown: Port Arthur, Texas

    Salary: $2,440,356 Over 4 Years

     
  • Name: James White 

    Position: Running Back 

    College: Wisconsin

    Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    Salary: $12,000,000 Over 3 Years

     
  • Name: Duran Harmon 

    Position: Safety 

    College: Rutgers 

    Hometown: Magnolia, Delaware

    Salary: $17,000,000 Over 4 years

     

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