Did this get discussed?
Jay Mariotti Calls for Suspension of Billy Packer
Posted Apr 4th 2007 5:51PM by Michael David Smith
Filed under: NCAA Basketball Gossip, NCAA Basketball Media Watch, Chicago, Featured Stories
At the conclusion of ESPN’s Around the Horn today, panelist Jay Mariotti said he thought CBS should come down hard on basketball analyst Billy Packer for telling Charlie Rose, “you always fag out” during an appearance on Rose’s show.
“CBS would make a good stand here by suspending Packer,” Mariotti said.
Mariotti, of course is the Chicago Sun-Times columnist who was called a “fag” by White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen. Mariotti at the time called for Guillen to be suspended, so perhaps he’s just trying to be consistent now with his call for Packer to be suspended.
I sense that this story isn’t going to go away as quickly as CBS would like. However, given that Packer’s job is to talk about college basketball and CBS won’t broadcast another college basketball game for seven or eight months, I think the story will be forgotten, for the most part, before we see Packer on TV again.