Cleveland Radio Host Rails Against Bills Hiring Kathryn Smith: ‘Women Don’t Belong In Pro Sports’
As you may know, Kathryn Smith was named special teams quality control coach for the Buffalo Bills on Wednesday -- promoted for administrative assistant with the team.
First of all, there have been women behind the scenes in the NFL doing this type of job for years -- we just rarely hear about it. Now the Bills are bringing it out into the open, and that's a great thing. More diversity never hurt any organization anywhere.
But not everyone agrees. Found broadcasting from his cave in Cretaceous Period section of Cleveland, Kevin Kiley of Sports Radio 92.3 WKRK. Kiley, who played football for the University of Wyoming and briefly for the Chicago Fire of the World Football League, went on a long rant today about how Smith's hiring was a mistake.
"We've been over this before," he said to his co-host, Ken Carman. "There is no place for a woman in professional sports. If I've got 10 guys out on the field on on special teams, I guarantee you that eight of them are grumbling about reporting to a woman."
Actually Kevin, if you've only got 10 guys on special teams you have bigger problems.
Anyway, Kiley ranted against the hire for 10 minutes, and you can hear it below. You can also check out the first paragraph of his Wikipedia page, which was gloriously vandalized today:
“She couldn’t possibly be qualified to the same level as a man. ... If you hired her to take a wheelbarrow full of bricks on a construction site, she’d be put in a position to fail. And the reason would be she’s not suited to do that -- just like she’s not suited to advance through the coaching ranks."
It's hard to believe that anyone would be this legitimately asinine and not be named Trump. But one has to remember that Kiley exists in a world where low ratings can quickly make you unemployed, so call in folks, and let's discuss this!
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