Craig James Sues Fox Sports, Says He Was Fired Due To His Anti-Gay Marriage Comments
I can never visit my garden shed without thinking of Craig James. The big Texas Tech controversy began in a shed -- as football coach Mike Leach supposedly banished James' son, Adam, to an electrical shed for poor play during practice in 2010. Craig James, then a college football analyst for ESPN, made a big stink about it, and was soon suspended, and then fired by the network. Leach was also fired by the university.
James then got a job as college football analyst at Fox Sports Southwest, lasting just a few months before he was fired from that gig in 2013. James says that he was let go over anti-gay marriage remarks he made during a political debate in 2012, when he was running for the U.S. Senate (from Texas).
James said during a debate that gays and lesbians would have "to answer to the Lord for their actions."
"Today, many people have lost their jobs because of their faith. Sadly, countless are afraid to let their bosses know they even have a faith," James said in a statement on Monday.
"This is America and I intend to make sure Fox Sports knows they aren't above the law."
James lost that Senate race by a wide margin, getting only 4 percent of the vote. James is a former player for Southern Methodist and the New England Patriots.
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