Barstool Sports activities founder Dave Portnoy [pictured] has fired in style present host Ben Mintz for utilizing a racial slur.
Mintzy messes up
Barstool Sports activities founder and controversial persona Dave Portnoy has fired one among his firm’s in style present hosts for utilizing a racial slur.
used a racial slur throughout a stay broadcast of his Wake Up Mintzy present
In a Twitter put up shared on Wednesday this week, Portnoy defined that poker professional Ben Mintz, in any other case often called Mintzy, used a racial slur throughout a stay broadcast of his Wake Up Mintzy present. The host was rapping alongside to a music whereas studying the lyrics on his telephone when he used the offending phrase.
Within the video, Portnoy made clear that he felt the incident was an sincere mistake: “He learn it. He knew he f*cked up. He’s been tremendous apologetic, in shambles mainly. There was no hatred behind it.” The Barstool founder went on to claim that Penn Nationwide, the proprietor of Barstool, compelled his hand within the scenario.
Portnoy sells out
Penn accomplished its acquisition of Barstool for $387m in February this yr. Based on Portnoy, the brand new proprietor wasn’t proud of Mintz’s conduct. “I’ve been combating tooth and nail to maintain Ben however Penn operates in a world we don’t function in,” Portnoy defined, noting that they’re “extremely regulated by the federal government and issued licenses for playing” that may be withdrawn.
No doy I bought out.”
On Thursday, Portnoy adopted up that preliminary video with one other to answer accusations that he had “bought out.” Relatively than refute the claims, the Barstool founder stated: “No doy I bought out. I made hundred of thousands and thousands for everyone. Yeah we bought the f*ck out and that’s what you do whenever you’re an entrepreneur.” Nevertheless, he reasserted his opinion that “the choice [to fire Mintz] sucks:”
Mintz has his say
Mintz posted to his personal Twitter account on Thursday to deal with the difficulty:
In addition to internet hosting exhibits for Barstool, Mintz has made a profitable profession as a poker participant. Based on Hendon Mob, he has greater than $620,000 in stay match cashes, together with a 327th-place end within the 2018 World Collection of Poker (WSOP) Foremost Occasion for $37,705.