WILL COX COMMUNICATIONS PAY FOR MIAMI TALK SHOW HOST
Phil Hendrie, talk host on show Miami's WIOD-radio, has
"been doing lame impersonations" of Dolphins LB Bryan Cox for
more than a year, according to Brian Schmitz of the ORLANDO
SENTINEL. But a recent impersonation had Hendrie-as-Cox
admitting over the air that he was gay, "touching off taunts" by
schoolmates aimed at Cox's 12-year old daughter. In response,
Cox said he will file a $15M lawsuit against the station forcing
them to stop the impersonations. Cox: "If people want to
criticize me, that's fine. But when it starts to affect my
family ... that's when I go to war." WIOD is the Dolphins'
flagship and is owned by Cox (no relation) Communications. Bryan
Cox's attorney, Mike Baird: "By the time we're done with them it
would be fitting if we could turn 'Cox' in Cox Communications
into Bryan Cox Communications" (ORLANDO SENTINEL, 11/21).