Brady Quinn Denies Fighting & Using Gay Insults

Just like Tim Hardaway, Brady Quinn says he doesn’t hate gay people. The ASSOCIATED PRESS reports that the Cleveland Browns QB denied he was involved in a New Year’s Day fight and that he made a gay slur.

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Police had received a 911 call that Quinn & friends were yelling insults at gay passers-by and getting into altercations at a Columbus, OH, restaurant. But Brady released a statement Wednesday saying it was untrue: Read more…

Tim Hardaway Doesn’t Hate Gay People Anymore

Tim Hardaway showed up on 790 The Ticket’s Dan Le Batard Show on Wednesday, returning a year after his last appearance caused quite a stir.

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The last time Hardaway was on Le Batard’s show, the ex-NBA’er went off on a anti-gay rant when asked about John Amaechi coming out. Tim had eventually told the listening audience, “I hate gay people.”

But 12 months and one car wash loss later, Hardaway says he’s a changed man. Read more…

Oral-Sex-On-Teammate Charge Earns No Suspension From NC State

HAPPY ENDING STILL IN SIGHT FOR NC STATE TENNIS TEAM? It’s a very, very happy group of N.C. State tennis players who are road tripping to William & Mary for a weekend competition. ABC 11 in Raleigh reports this week, via DEADSPIN, that last weekend a Wolfpack player was charged by police with “crimes against nature“.

What the hell is that you ask? Well a member of the team last weekend woke up in the early morning hours to find his teammate, 19-year-old Dejon Bivens, “performing oral sex on him“.

More: “Police arrested and served Bivens with the search warrant that allowed investigators get a saliva sample. He was released on bond that same day.

Dejon Bivens

Bivens has not been suspended with the team and may be accompanying the squad on the rollicking weekender to Williamsburg. Well it’s good to know that at least for the squad, there’s still a happy ending in sight.

WAXY Miami Radio Host Luther Campbell Calls Kobe Bryant Gay

BRIGHT IDEA! 2 LIVE CREW RAPPER AS SPORTS RADIO HOST We spent part of last week in Miami, and during our stay was treated to the sports radio wonderment that is WAXY-AM’s “Uncle Luke and Terry Kirby” show.

2 Live Crew Luther Campbell

“Uncle Luke” is notorious 2 Live Crew rapper Luther Campbell, who was debuting what is a weekly Saturday evening show. Former Dolphins disappointment (get in line) Terry Kirby is the co-host, but it was Campbell who dominated the proceedings.From what we heard, the show consisted of Campbell talking, sometimes incoherently, about the youth football teams he coaches (think Snoop), breaking down local high school football matchups, dropping n-bombs on Kirby, and calling Kobe Bryant “gay”.

MIAMI SPORTS BLOG recorded the latter moment, reporting that Campbell said, “Kobe is gay. Anyone who’s seen him out at the club know it, Kobe is gay.

The show was a major stinkbomb and we give it a couple months - until a major advertiser’s (car dealer) wife here’s a snippet of Campbell’s verbal diarrhea - and hubby threatens to pull his spots. Then again, that theory might be dead wrong, since the majority of sponsors on the station were local rub joints (including live remotes and live reads from hosts - classic stuff!). Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

790 The Ticketchick Miami

Outside of the Campbell debacle though, we must express our surprise at the quality of WAXY’s (790 The Ticket) local shows. The hosts we heard throughout the day (we missed Sid Rosenberg’s morning hangover show - drat!) were knowledgeable and entertaining. About the only show we found to be lacking was, ironically, the afternoon drive affair hosted by Miami Herald and ESPN personality Dan LeBatard.

Dan LeBatard

Like most print media guys, LeBatard fills the show with stupid gadget features designed to fill time - mostly user call-in parody songs. He also suffers from kiss-ass syndrome when interviewing high profile guests, like the exchange we heard with Pat Riley (after LeBatard had spent the previous two days ripping Riley’s ass for an idle offseason).LeBatard has strong opinions and can be funny, so it’s disappointing that he doesn’t give listeners more of what he does best.

If sports radio PDs want a lesson on the type of local talent to hire (besides the throwaway Campbell weekend show), dial up WAXY and take notes. But be sure to keep the wifey away from the station’s president:

Joel Feinberg

Billy Packer Accuses Charlie Rose Of Fagging Out On Him During PBS Talk Show

NEWSBREAKER: CHARLIE ROSE IS BILLY PACKER’S FAG HAG: Reason #73,464 why Billy Packer’s merlot-stained cranium needs to be stopped from further plaguing TV audiences:

Billy Packer Charlie Rose Fag Out YouTube Video

When TV talk show host Charlie Rose facetiously offered on-air to be a “runner” for Packer on CBS Final Four broadcasts, Packer laughed and said, “you always fag out on that one for me.” (priceless video scared up by ESPN.com’s Bill Simmons and The Mighty MJD in da AOL Fanhouse)

Billy Packer Charlie Rose Fag Hag

In Packer’s defense, perhaps what he merely meant was he was hoping Rose would fetch him some Pall Malls for each of CBS’ 64 TV timeouts during the broadcasts.

Jerry Springer Sponsoring NASCAR Car; Mike Piazza’s Latest Girlfriend

• BRANDWEEK reports “The Jerry Springer Show” is sponsoring a car on NASCAR’s Winston West Circuit. The *show* is a 12-week associate sponsor of the No. 85 Monaco Chevy of driver Kevin Richards.

Mike Piazza tells PLAYBOY that his GF du jour is actress/model Alicia Rickter:

In a recent interview with the mag, Piazza claims he confesses to a priest after each of his sexual encounters. Piazza - no joke - also offers this newsbreaker: “I’m not gay.”