UC Davis Band Members Sexually Harass Director?

When did the marching band become the center of hedonistic activities on college campuses? Just days after Wisconsin’s band had to sit out its game against Ohio State, details are emerging about the out-of-control behavior of UC Davis’ “Cal Aggie Marching Band.” The (male) director is so exasperated that he’s filed a sexual harassment complaint with the university.

UC Davis band

(This photo taken right before they all strip and start urinating everywhere)

Among other transgressions, according to the SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, band members of both genders stripped as part of a tradition called “naked van.” There was also the time when four drunk band members peed in an elevator on a group retreat. And who could forget the time some trombone players gave the director an “I saw you masturbating” Christmas card?

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KC Wizards Harassed Women By Drafting Them?

The MLS’s Kansas City Wizards is getting treated with a sexual harassment lawsuit by former employee Kathryn Carver, the KANSAS CITY STAR reports.

Wizards woman draft

Carver cites two of the team’s vice presidents, Greg Cotton and Robert Thomson, Jr. for, among other things, “[holding] “drafts” of young female employees with whom they would want to have sex.” Read more…

Shock: MLB Ballpark Video Crews Are Perverts?

The DETROIT NEWS reports today that in a sex harassment suit filed against the MLB Tigers, a female former employee said the Comerica Park video crew “routinely shot inappropriate ’soft core videos’ of female fans at baseball games.

Ballpark Boobs

The woman, Reanen Maxwell, also said that “softcore videos” were “freely and openly shown in the scoreboard area to all employees and supervisors on almost a regular basis,” and were stored in a room behind the scoreboard.”

“Softcore” videos? Was there something going on at Comerica Park none of us was aware of? Read more…

WNBA Team Fires Coach After Harassment Claims

Bo Overton, the coach and general manager of the Chicago Sky of the WNBA, quit Wednesday after accusations of sexual harassment surfaced on the team’s official Internet message board last week. Steve Key, an assistant for the Sky, takes over both roles without an interim title.

Bo Overton

(Bo Overton)

Margaret Stender, President and CEO of the Chicago Sky, made clear Wednesday that the resignation was not caused directly by the accusations on Chicago Sky Talk, but the allegations were taken seriously.
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Harassment Details You Might Not Care To Know

The ongoing saga of fired college volleyball coach Jaye Flood has taken another turn, with former Florida Gulf Coast University players revealing they weren’t exactly broken up about losing her.

Jaye Flood

This is neither here nor there, and it does not impact someone’s ability to coach volleyball (which Flood apparently did with some level of success), but the hotties tag will not be used on this post. But harassment? Oh, we have that. Read more…

Rita Ragone ESPN Sex Harassment Website Includes Photo Of Stephen A Smith

DOES ESPN HARASSEE HAVE STEPHEN A. IN HER CORNER? Rita Ragone is the makeup artist who recently filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against ESPN employees Woody “Bimbo Brigade” Paige and Jay Crawford.

Rita Ragone

Come to find out she has her own gorgeously-appointed website, which lists her resume and the “beautiful people” she has worked on. In her “TV Stars” photo section, Paige and Crawford shockingly aren’t shown, but current ESPNer Stephen A. Smith is pictured, right under another “TV Star” of similar stature: “The Great Throwdini“:

Rita Ragone

Her site also contains excerpts of a new book she is planning on releasing (no, it’s not about harmony in the workplace).Excerpt from her book, which was obviously inspired by working with Woody: “Magic is made every day- it is in a kiss, a look, a kind deed, a baby’s smile. I believe in magic, and all of the beauty it brings- through angelic intervention, miracles, spirituality, love and the beauty they bless us with. I hope my book helps you to embrace the beauty that is YOU!”

Our favorite part of Ragone’s online portfolio is the list of her “Special Talents”, which include “designing ‘comeback looks’ for celebrities whose careers have been compromised and need to re-capture their popularity with the public.

Woody Paige Rita Ragone

That description is rather ironic, considering that Woody will probably be in the market rather soon.For the record, we’re longtime professional friends with Jay Crawford, having worked with him at WBNS radio and television in Columbus for several years. We never observed any abusive and/or inappropriate behavior towards women by Crawford at any time. He is one of the more competent and amiable gentlemen we’ve run across in the sports media biz over the years. His immediate, incredulous reaction tells me something may be a little fishy here.

But when it comes to Woody, we’re not so sure - considering his track record.