Just a quick thought on both Ozzie Guillen and Bobby Petrino. Whereas the now-former Arkansas Head Coach was fired for his, as it seems rather long, consensual sexual relationship with eventual employee Jessica Dorrell, Miami Marlins Manager Ozzie Guillen, who some wanted fired for saying that he loved Fidel Castro, was allowed to maintain his job and with just a five game suspension.
If you’re confused, and have lived under a rock, here’s the background:
What’s the difference? that’s easy. Sex.
It’s one thing to for a high-profile manager to profess his love for a ruthless leader – and even then Ozzie Guillen says he was speaking in the context of how Castro, who has done so many terrible things could still be alive – but another to be a high-profile college football coach, have sex with someone not your wife, then give her money and a job over 158 other applicants, and work to cover the whole deal up.
That’s the difference.
What’s ironic is that both Petrino’s firing and Ozzie Guillen’s apology came on the same day: Tuesday, April 10th.