Ducks fire Coach Dana Altman for #blacklivesmatter comments


Just kidding, Altman got a fat raise and contract extension, despite telling his players to stop protesting racism during the national anthem. However Duck radio station KXTG has now fired DJ Dino Costa for telling people to run over anti-racist protestors, according to today’s WWeek report.

8/15/2017: Duck’s KXTG DJ called for running over #blacklivesmatter protesters

The Eugene Weekly has the story here:

According to a UO website, KXTG — 750 AM/102.9 FM — is a “flagship” station for the UO Ducks, and on its site, 102.9 says it is a “broadcast partner” of Oregon IMG Sports Marketing, which “provides sponsorship opportunities with Oregon Athletics.”

Presumably Duck AD Rob Mullens will react a little more forcefully this time than he did in response to Coach Dana Altman’s efforts to keep his basketball players from supporting the movement:

12/10/2014: Coach Dana Altman thinks National Anthem is the wrong time to protest racism

Our fool of a basketball coach thinks he owns those players. They shouldn’t protest when he’s trying to collect his $2M paycheck, off their free labor.

Fortunately we’ve still got people who can hear someone sing “O’er the land of the free, and the home of the brave” and actually understand what it means.

Want to ask the players what they think? No. Duck AD Rob Mullens and his PR flack Craig Pintens have a rule about players talking to reporters without permission, and “Benjamin and Bell have not been made available to comment.”

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