HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Former ESPN baseball analyst Harold Reynolds sued the network for at least $5 million Tuesday, saying he was wrongly fired after a female intern complained about what he called a "brief and innocuous" hug.
Reynolds joined the sports network in 1996 after a dozen seasons as a major leaguer and was fired July 24. According to his lawsuit, filed in New Britain Superior Court, ESPN terminated his new six-year, $6 million contract without specific reasons.
Does he have a case here?
EDIT: Wait...$6 million? Really? I know he was good, but Harold Reynolds was worth $6 million?
(edited by It's False on 31.10.06 1626) TEN YEARS AGO IN WRESTLING HISTORY: OCTOBER 1996 WWF: Mankind d. Undertaker in the first ever Buried Alive match at...WWF Buried Alive. Also, Steve Austin continued his efforts to bring Bret Hart back to the ring by turning on Brian Pillman, shattering his ankle in what to this day is known as "Pillmanizing".
WCW: Hulk Hogan d. Randy Savage in a main event no one cared about, but Roddy Piper came out immediately after to end Halloween Havoc with a bang. The Outsiders won their first WCW Tag Team titles by beating Harlem Heat.
Jeff Bagwell's plight is instructive, I think. He hit 449 home runs. He was Rookie of the Year and MVP. Baseball-Reference has him above average defensively for his career, even when they take into account how much easier it is to play first base.