MPR's Bob Collins takes cocaine shot at Jeff Dubay after Dubay calls for Kill's resignation
Collins (left) on Dubay: "If the face of your radio station is a cocaine addict, the face of your football program can be a guy with epilepsy."
Jeff Dubay hasn't quit Twitter, as he threatened to do after taking a lot of 140-character heat for calling global warming a "left wing conspiracy" on his 1500 ESPN radio show last month. In fact, his latest Twitter imbroglio might be his most lively yet.
Over the past day or so, Dubay has been arguing with dozens of people about his stance that following his latest on-field seizure, Gophers football coach Jerry Kill should resign (assuming his epilepsy can't be brought under control).
In making his case, Dubay cited a Star Tribune profile on Coach Kill from last month:
In this article kill says everything I've said, this can't continue and if it does you need to make a change rt http://t.co/Gu8XmOjc2G
-- Jeff Dubay (@JeffDubay) September 17, 2013
Here's what Kill himself had to say about his seizures in that piece:
"It's not something I'm going to solve in a month," he said. "The worst thing that's ever happened to me is the Michigan State situation [when he had a seizure in the locker room at halftime during a game last season and couldn't coach the second half]. You can't be the head football coach and miss half of a game. I mean, I'm not stupid, I realize that.
"If I was doing those things, the university wouldn't have to fire me. I'd walk away if I didn't think I could do it. But that won't happen because you're talking to a guy that wasn't supposed to be here anyway."
Predictably, Dubay's stance drew the ire of some who couldn't resist the temptation to make a (tenuous) connection between Kill's struggle with epilepsy and Dubay's struggle to overcome a crack cocaine addiction:
@JeffDubay You are casting a lot of stones for a guy who is making a living off the compassion and 2nd chances given by others.
-- Nathan Williams (@MNSuperSport) September 17, 2013
@JeffDubay does that go the same for addicts? Maybe it's time for another 4th Step
-- Chad Johnson (@Chad_J) September 17, 2013
Among those taking shots of that sort was MPR news blogger Bob Collins, who tweeted this earlier today:
If the face of your radio station is a cocaine addict, the face of your football program can be a guy with epilepsy.
-- Bob Collins (@MyLittleBloggie) September 17, 2013
Looks like Dubay is just going to have to get used to the crack references every time he embroils himself in controversy -- not that he should've expected anything else headed into his second crack at a sports talk radio career.
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