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Jim Gray Removed From Golf Channel's Coverage After Incident With Caddie
Published February 21, 2011
FORGETTING HIS ROLE: In N.Y., Phil Mushnick wrote Gray "has become difficult to defend because he hasn't broken his nasty habit of drawing attention to himself with indiscreet, excessive behavior ... which he seems to confuse with hard-hitting journalism" (N.Y. POST, 2/20). GOLF WORLD's Chris Millard asks, "Would Gray dare ask Kobe Bryant a question as the Lakers guard was heading up court?" Millard: "Gray's puerile 'look at me' act, which has never been suited for golf, is increasingly grating" (GOLF WORLD MONDAY, 2/21 issue). In St. Petersburg, Tom Jones writes it might be "time for Jim Gray to sit out a few plays." Jones: "There's a difference between being a hard-nosed reporter and an egomaniac who makes news as often as he covers it" (ST. PETERSBURG TIMES, 2/21).