Larry Fitzgerald Sr. calls Dubay a drug-abusing felon, blasts 1500 ESPN for auditioning him
Fitz Sr. (right) on the possibility of Dubay's return to Twin Cities radio: "Crack air!"
As we told you about yesterday, following nearly three years of crack abuse, former KFAN host Jeff Dubay says he's clean and is looking for a second chance on Twin Cities airwaves.
But Larry Fitzgerald Sr., father of NFL superstar wide receiver and seemingly classy guy Larry Fitzgerald Jr., apparently doesn't believe in second chances for drug felons and isn't shy about expressing his opinion.
Fitz Sr., a longtime Twin Cities media personality and the current sports editor of the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder, offered up this tweet yesterday afternoon:
Crack air!KSTP-AM1500 sports station is allowing 2-Time con- cocaine-methenthetimine felon ex-KFAN Jeff Dubay to audition.Sad Dan Siemon!-- Larry Fitzgerald Sr. (@FitzBeatSr) December 19, 2012
The "Siemon" he refers to is Dan Seeman, VP of Hubbard Radio, owner of 1500 ESPN. Dubay has been filling in as co-host of 1500's morning radio show this week, and some think the stint could be an audition for a full-time gig.
Fitz Sr.'s tweet drew widespread criticism, including from MNGOP Representative and big-time sports fan John Kriesel:
This morning, Dubay himself replied:
@fitzbeatsr facts still not your thing I see. I'm not proud of my mistake but I have one arrest for cocaine and no history of meth.-- Jeff Dubay (@JeffDubay) December 20, 2012
:::: UPDATE ::::
-- 9:05 a.m. -- Dubay and Fitz Sr. seemed to bury the hatchet this morning:
@fitzbeatsr I don't have any hard feelings. I wish you all the best and have a great holiday.-- Jeff Dubay (@JeffDubay) December 20, 2012
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