Monday, February 10, 2014

Fired for What!? - Sports Edition

Happy Monday! To ease you back into the week, we have a special sports-themed triple feature of Fired for What!?

Thiago Silva's SWAT team standoff - UFC fighter, Thiago Silva was arrested by a SWAT team after he barricaded himself in his house. The incident apparently began with Thiago Silva threatening to shoot everyone at a gym where the owner apparently "dates Silva's wife." Per UFC President Dana White, "This guy will never fight in the UFC again!"

Peeing out the car window - Oklahoma State threw Stephen Clark off the basketball team after police arrested him for allegedly urinating out of a moving car. It has been a tough few days for Oklahoma State, which just suspended a different basketball player for shoving a fan. Of course, everyone knows student athletes are not employees . . . well, everyone except for the Northwestern Football team and this labor law prof.

A-Rod drops lawsuit - Not a firing, but one helluva suspension. A-Rod (or, as he's affectionately known in some circles, A-Frod or A-Roid) received a one-season suspension for allegedly using performance-enhancing drugs. He had filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn the grievance arbitration results upholding his suspension. He withdrew the lawsuit and will take the suspension.