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Quote Of The Day - Insincere Apology Hall Of Fame Edition

"My job is to find out as much information as possible about a player that I'm considering drafting. Sometimes that leads to asking in-depth questions. Having said that, I talked to Dez Bryant and told him I used poor judgment in one of the questions I asked him. I certainly meant no disrespect and apologized to him."

Miami Dolphins General Manager Jeff Ireland, in a statement apologizing for his grilling of former Oklahoma State wide receiver Dez Bryant. What was the question he asked that he meant no disrespect by?

"Is your Mom a prostitute?"


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Unbelievable that in today'... (Below threshold)
Jim Addison:

Unbelievable that in today's business climate a man could rise so high in management with such a lack of interpersonal skills.

Just plain rude, almost as bad as slapping him in the face, or asking, "Is your Mom a Democrat?"

That is a very strange que... (Below threshold)
hcddbz:

That is a very strange question to ask someone. Their are only two remotely justification 1) The results of a background check. One could conceive someone using such knowledge to gain leverage or blackmail a player. 2) He want to provoke a reaction to verify they player was not a hot had, Without such context one has wonder how much of a lability the team wants keep this guy on board as a GM.


Aw, c'mon. The best answer... (Below threshold)
epador:

Aw, c'mon. The best answer is:

"Sorry sir, I cant help you there. And neither are my sisters or brothers. Have you tried downtown Miami?"

The correct response was, "... (Below threshold)
bobdog:

The correct response was, "No, she isn't. Is your father?"

"The correct response wa... (Below threshold)
Oyster:

"The correct response was, "No, she isn't. Is your father?""

I might have responded: "No. Is this line of questioning because your uncle touched you inappropriately when you were a pre-teen?"

Uh....that would be former ... (Below threshold)
cstmbuild:

Uh....that would be former Oklahoma STATE wide receiver

What the hell?!... (Below threshold)

What the hell?!

Is your Mom a p... (Below threshold)
Is your Mom a prostitute?
"No sir, she never even took a journalism course."
I'm still trying to wrap my... (Below threshold)
Gmac:

I'm still trying to wrap my head around why it was a question that was asked at all.

What business is it of his? Seriously...

I'm not saying that if someone asked me that question in a job interview that only one person would have walked out of that room unassisted but I can assure you they would have needed medical attention.

Uh....that would b... (Below threshold)
Kevin Author Profile Page:
Uh....that would be former Oklahoma STATE wide receiver

Oops. Fixed.

"Is your Mom a pro... (Below threshold)
Marc:
"Is your Mom a prostitute?"
"No Sir! She's never wanted to run for Congress!"
Hey man, it aint me in that... (Below threshold)
Maddog:

Hey man, it aint me in that video clip bangin' your wife. It's a good clip though and she's hot but it aint me man!




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