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SPORT NEWS – Daly suing Colts, Emmis, two announcers

Daly suing Colts, Emmis, two announcers



In his on-going litigation in opposition to Nexstar and its Indianapolis affiliate Channel 8, Derek Daly has filed one other lawsuit in opposition to former Indianapolis Colts broadcaster Bob Lamey, present radio discuss present host Joe Staysniak, the Indianapolis Colts and Emmis Communiations.

Daly was fired from his racing analyst job at Channel Eight in 2018 after former Emmis broadcast engineer Sharlene Birdsong overheard Lamey telling Staysniak a narrative off-air about Daly utilizing a racial slur again in 1983. Birdsong filed a criticism with Emmis human assets division about Lamey and that data was handed alongside to the Colts, the place Lamey had been the play-by-play man for 4 a long time. He then resigned because the voice of the Colts.

Whereas being interviewed by Larry Henry of WIBC throughout his rookie 12 months on the Indianapolis 500, Daly referred to himself because the “n***** within the woodpile” on his crew if he didn’t ship, and was instantly reprimanded by a number of individuals. The native of Eire apologized on air, and admitted he didn’t notice that phrase’s implications in America.

In accordance with her 2019 deposition within the case of Daly vs. Nexstar, Birdsong testified that Lamey stated the phrase to Staysniak, whereas attributing the phrases to plaintiff Daly, “there aren’t any n****** on this race.”

On Nov. 27, 2019, the go well with contends that Lamey gave testimony beneath oath that instantly contradicted Birdsong. He stated that whereas re-telling the story to Staysniak of what he allegedly heard 35 years prior, Lamey used the phrase ‘I’ll be the n***** within the woodpile’.

The go well with contends that Lamey’s testimony contradicts the statements he made to Daly over lunch on Dec. 18, 2019 – a dialog that was recorded by the plaintiff. In that dialog, Daly asks Lamey what he stated to Staysniak on Aug. 14, 2018 when re-telling the story from 1983. “Is anyone holding again on the Speedway, does anyone sandbag right here?,” is what Lamey allegedly requested Daly. Lamey responds that Daly says: “Sure.” Then Daly allegedly says to Lamey: “And the reply, there are not any n****** on this race?” To which Lamey replies: “Sure.”

In accordance with the go well with, on Jan. 31, 2020, Staysniak’s sworn testimony matched with Lamey’s and contradicted Birdsong’s. The previous Colts’ lineman additionally testified that Lamey stated the “I’ll be the n***** within the wooden pile” phrase when re-telling what he allegedly heard throughout an off-air dialog in 2018.

At Birdsong’s deposition on Oct. 25, 2019, counsel for the events of Daly vs. Nexstar have been knowledgeable by Birdsong’s lawyer there was an settlement between Birdsong and Emmis that prevented her from disclosing sure data and answering sure questions concerning the occasions of Aug. 14, 2018.

Daly alleges that Emmis, Staysniak and Lamey conspired to hide the true info of the occasions of Aug. 14, 2018 and what was stated by Lamey and Staysniak, about Daly’s feedback 35 years prior, which have been overheard by Birdsong. He additionally alleges they dedicated fraud and knowingly conspired to present false and deceptive data, beneath oath, relating to the occasions of Aug. 14, 2018, which is a fabric truth within the case of Daly vs. Nexstar. And he alleges that Emmis conspired to hide the info and hinder and intervene with the judicial proceedings of this case by making an attempt to silence their worker, Birdsong, with a non-disclosure settlement, which might forestall her from giving full and full testimony is Daly vs. Nexstar.

The go well with claims the Colts are vicariously answerable for the actions of its brokers, which Lamey nonetheless was when he made his off-air feedback throughout a radio present on the Colts’ sister station, 93.1 FM.

Daly is in search of financial damages, however no quantity was given.

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SPORT NEWS – Daly suing Colts, Emmis, two announcers
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