“According to the New York Post, 23-year-old teacher James Mohr was
jumped by ‘up to seven goons’ as he walked through Parking Lot J [at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ following the Chiefs/Jets game on Sunday]. He reportedly suffered a fractured jaw, cheekbone and eye socket, and also has bleeding on the brain. One of the assailants — a woman — was screaming ‘F–k New York’ and ‘You all deserved what happened on 9/11!’ the victim’s family told The Post. Mohr took offense to the disgusting insults, said something to the group, and that’s when the fight allegedly broke out.”
John Beattie, writer, NESN.com
GH: This story appeared exclusively in the NY Post but it will quickly become a national story as the injured Mohr’s recovery is updated. The Post story stated that at least one of the “goons” was wearing a Chiefs jersey.
“The lifelong Jet fan [Mohr] suffered a fractured jaw, cheekbone and eye socket, and also has bleeding on the brain.”
GH: What makes this parking lot attack unusual is that it occurred on the home turf of the Jets. The one arrest that was made was reportedly a 35-year-old male from New Jersey. No mention was made that any of the “goons” live in the Kansas City area but that information will likely be forthcoming.
“Our other brother is a fireman, and my father is retired FDNY, so you can understand why a 9/11 comment would especially irk him. He was shocked anyone would actually say something like that.”
Anna Mohr, the sister of the injured James Mohr, NY Post
GH: James Mohr reportedly threw the first punch after he was verbally assaulted by the female in the group of “goons.” He was then beaten by seven strangers. Words shouted by idiots mean nothing. This is the same mentality that instigated the Cincinnati/Xavier on-court brawl. The Xavier players felt disrespected and felt that was a sufficient reason to throw down and “zip ‘em up.” Walk away folks. You are never going to be able to reason with goons. Just walk away.
“I was embarrassed for college basketball and embarrassed for them.”
Frank Martin, a former Cincinnati assistant, commenting on the on-court brawl between Cincinnati and Xavier, 810 AM
GH: I wish Martin would take a look at video of his on-court behavior and seriously consider remodeling his violent verbal assaults at his players and his crazy-man sideline act during games. He too is embarrassing the game of college basketball.
“On Twitter, people think I’m Scott [Pioli’s] mouthpiece. I think it’s hilarious. I haven’t talked to Scott in eight months. I don’t want to have my opinions tainted. I get my information the way I get information. It’s so far from the truth I think it’s hilarious. I just let it continue to go. … Back in Cleveland, Pioli and Mangini worked for me!”
Michael Lombardi, 810 AM
GH: Lombardi said he was referring to comments on the BigLead.com website but locally, 610’s Nick Wright has also accused Lombardi of reporting negative stories about Todd Haley that were leaked to him by Pioli. I don’t know who is telling the truth, but I do know that it makes sense to question everything you read, see and hear from the
media and the Chiefs.
“Opposing asst. [coach] on Chiefs’ chances w/Palko at controls vs. Packers: ‘I don’t think they can beat the Packers if you spot them 30 points.’ ”
Bob McGinn, Twitter
GH: Could there be a worse scenario for a game at Arrowhead? The undefeated defending Super Bowl champs come to town to meet the Chiefs who just fired their head coach and look to be starting either a rookie quarterback who has never taken an NFL snap or a quarterback who is likely the worst quarterback starter in Chiefs history. How are those ticket sales going, Clark?
“I’m not going. I sold them.”
Gary Lezak, TV 41 meteorologist, when asked about his tickets for the Packers/Chiefs game, 810 AM
GH: How many times will this sentence be repeated by Chiefs season ticket holders the next three weeks?
The flak jacket for Tyler Palko was Todd Haley and that got taken off.”
Soren Petro, speculating that Romeo Crennel will likely start Ricky Stanzi against the Packers at Arrowhead on Sunday, 810 AM
“There are all kinds of signs that Charlie Weis is not going to coach five years at Kansas. He just doesn’t sound like he’s all in.”
Kevin Kietzman, speculating on the Jayhawks new football coach, 810 AM
GH: Kietzman did not elaborate on why he has formed this opinion but he made it sound like he garnered this thought from Weis’ first press conference. The most telling reason for thinking Weis will not be in Lawrence long is his recent resume of four jobs in four seasons. But I didn’t get the feeling Weis was just here for a short time. He is only 55 and
this is a head coaching job. I think he would like to succeed and be here beyond his five-year contract.
“Kansas Athletics Inc. has collected nearly $500,000 toward defraying at least $2 million in losses from a scheme in which employees stole football and basketball tickets for redistribution through brokers and others.”
Mark Fagan, writer, Lawrence Journal World
“My memory is that $2 million in losses stems only from the 5 years (from 2005 forward) that KU ‘investigated’ and then covered only tickets that could be traced through KU’s internal system as complementary tickets. It doesn’t address KU Big 12 tickets, NCAA tournament tickets, or staff tickets sold or given to brokers to sell to the Pump Brothers, and it doesn’t address the first 5 years of the scheme as detailed by the initial Yahoo report via Rodney Jones, David Freeman and Roger Morningstar. The details provided by these three add up to numbers in excess of $5 million. Is anyone in the KC or national media ever going to ask the obvious questions or do you think this story is now effectively dead, buried deep under the floorboards of the KU AD?”
Mark, OTC Reader Email
GH: I have done no research into the KU ticket scandal other than what I have read or heard in the media. Does anyone have any insight to answer some of Mark’s questions?
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