Barely two weeks into his new gig as a podcast host for the Tom Barnard Network, Jeff Dubay was abruptly fired yesterday.
When Dubay was let go by 1500 ESPN in January, he accepted the news with equanimity and actually thanked the Hubbard family "for the great opportunity." This time around, however, he posted a vitriolic Facebook rant in which he characterized Sean Barnard, general manager of the Tom Barnard Network, as "a genuinely bad person with no sense of ethics or professionalism whatsoever who let's his alcoholism dictate how he conducts business."
Here's Dubay's rant, which was quickly deleted along with his entire Facebook and Twitter accounts:
Before he deleted his Twitter account, Dubay tweeted that Barnard's "lawyers have threatened me but the [Facebook] posts are the truth. Do your worst."
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"I've never felt more beaten in my entire life," Dubay added.
Neither Tom or Sean Barnard have gone public with their side of the story. But on Twitter, Tom is trying to take the high road.
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Here are Barnard's tweets (for what it's worth, Dubay says Sean writes them):
The reason I don't comment on people's departures from shows I am involved in is a respect for their privacy. Sean is a great G.M. for TBN.
I've only known @JeffDuBay for a couple of weeks and really liked him. I am sad to see it didn't work out. I wish him nothing but the best!-- Tom Barnard (@radioTomBarnard) March 20, 2014
Bob Sansevere writes today that Dubay's meltdown -- not to mention the fact he's been fired twice already this year -- is likely the end of his broadcast career in the Twin Cities.
@mnhockeymomma Now you're just being an asshole. I love my nephew.-- Tom Barnard (@radioTomBarnard) March 20, 2014
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