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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)

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)

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)

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

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

"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)

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)

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

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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