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Plain Dealer's Tony Grossi Dropped From Browns Beat After Tweet About Randy Lerner
Published January 26, 2012
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JUMPING TO CONCLUSIONS: Bruins G Tim Thomas earlier this week chose to pass on the Bruins’ Stanley Cup ceremony at the White House, and TSN’s Dave Hodge on his Twitter feed wrote, “Don't know if it's fair to point this out, but Tim Thomas has three children named Kiley, Kelsey and Keegan.” The GLOBE & MAIL’s Bruce Dowbiggin writes the initials are “KKK,” and by Thomas “espousing a libertarian view, Hodge seemed to imply the goalie sympathizes with a racist organization.” He then used the names of Thomas’ kids “to make the point.” Hodge in an e-mail wrote, “As you are aware, my tweets are almost always satirical, sometimes provocative and admittedly designed to elicit reaction. This tweet was no different.” But TSN President Stewart Johnston in an e-mail wrote, “Just to be clear, yesterday we corroborated Dave’s follow-up tweets that clarified his intention was not to offend, and be humorous. While I believe 100 % in the sincerity of Dave’s intent, I also believe the tweet was in poor taste” (GLOBE & MAIL, 1/26).