Wednesday, April 13, 2011

49ers fire commentator after risque radio show

Plummer (from 49ers.com)
Former 49er Gary Plummer has been fired as the team’s radio color commentator after a podcast of a risque late night KSJO-FM radio interview began making the rounds online. In the interview on the show “Ladybrain” in February, Plummer discusses his open marriage, how to perform oral sex, how the 49ers staff helped players find women and other very graphic subjects.

Plummer apparently convinced the show’s producers to take the podcast off the Internet, but copies remain such as this one at deadspin.com.

Plummer tells Matier & Ross that the interview was only part of the reason for his dismissal after 13 years as color commentator. “They talked to me four or five times during the year about being too hard on the team, and they needed to fill the stadium,” he told the Chron’s Matier & Ross. “I don’t think that’s my job as an analyst. My job is to state the facts, and the team was 0-5, and three players had quit and they had fired their offensive coordinator. and fans had a right to know why.”

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