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this is a discussion within the Everything Else Community Forum; Former NFL running back Craig James was once among the most prominent broadcasters in college football. But now he can’t seem to find a job at all. James, who left his job calling college football at ESPN to run for ...

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Old 09-07-2013, 05:02 PM   #1
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Anti-gay comments cost Craig James his broadcasting job

Former NFL running back Craig James was once among the most prominent broadcasters in college football. But now he can’t seem to find a job at all.

James, who left his job calling college football at ESPN to run for the United States Senate in his home state of Texas, has failed in his attempt to return to broadcasting because of anti-gay comments he made during that Senate campaign.

During his campaign, James criticized another candidate for attending a gay pride parade, promised he would never do such a thing, and said that being gay is a choice and that gay people “are going to have to answer to the Lord for their actions.” ESPN confirmed shortly after James made those comments that James (who finished a distant fourth with 4 percent of the vote in the Republican primary) would not be welcome back at the network.

At the start of this college football season, FOX Sports Southwest announced that James would be one of its college football commentators. But a week later, James was out. And now FOX has confirmed that those anti-gay comments are the reason.

“We just asked ourselves how Craig’s statements would play in our human resources department,” a FOX spokesman told the Dallas Morning News. “He couldn’t say those things here.”

James played his entire five-year career for the Patriots and was a Pro Bowler in 1985, when he helped lead New England to the Super Bowl.

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Old 09-07-2013, 05:18 PM   #2
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Re: Anti-gay comments cost Craig James his broadcasting job

Yet Roddy (and numerous other NFL athletes) and his racist comments about the Zimmerman trial still has a job.
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that's the society we have become your rights as the people of the united states being stripped from us everyday little by little

whether its free speech, your freedom of choice, or how you wanna live your life is being stripped from us everyday.
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How the mighty have fallen...
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Old 09-10-2013, 11:29 AM   #5
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All depends on who says it and when. If there is a bigger news story at the time, it gets buried.
Holding all these guys to the same standard just doesn't happen.
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Old 09-10-2013, 04:12 PM   #6
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Anti-gay comments cost Craig James his broadcasting job

Employers have the right to terminate or not hire public figures or any other employee for representing values that do not align with that company.

Do I give two ****z what any sub community or hyphenated American thinks about my opinions? No
In the end there is no malice here just differing opinions, trust me.... Those sub communities and hyphenated Americans do not care about my opinion either, and they shouldn't. It's just an opinion.

This is not about speech or rights... It's about this euro hyper sensitive, my self-esteem is the responsibility of others Nation we are becoming.

It's Fox and ESpin for Christ's sake, I would consider it a compliment that I was not a good fit for their organization.


The pussification of America.
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Wow, think before you speak.
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