Reynolds And ESPN Are Still Fighting

Friday, April 25, 2008

Caught this quick exchange in an interview that Reynolds did with Newsday late last night, and couldn't stop laughing. I don't know what it is about Mike Soltys that I like, but the guy just doesn't care. Check it.....

"Obviously, it's making a difference. People are starting to call," he said of the settlement of a suit he was focused on "setting the record straight."

Reynolds declined to discuss specifics but said, "The settlement speaks for itself. I don't think they could settle if they think they have a case."

ESPN spokesman Mike Soltys responded:

"That is ridiculous, and he knows it. Our case was strong. We only settled to spare the women involved further difficult disruptions in their lives and because he accepted substantially less than it would have cost us to litigate it. He walked away with little from it."
It's usually not in a company's best interest to keep providing quotes, but in this case I think Soltys has definitely got his point across. It's about the fourth or fifth time that I've read him saying something similar.

In all honesty it's ESPN who lucked out after this whole thing. I think Soltys is trying to make everyone forget that Reynolds was prepared to open the door to ESPN's closet and reveal all of the skeletons hiding in there. ESPN knows what they're doing but they need to be careful with all of the lying accusations. Harold still knows more about the "campus" then we can even imagine and could hypothetically "release" some of that information at any time. At this point I wish they would both just drop it and move on, but that doesn't appear to be the case.

Reynolds catches on with SNY as analyst (Newsday)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 12:26 PM

2 Comments:

Yeah they ought to be glad that this wasnt going to court because Harold was going to open up pandora box on the Worldwide Leader.

Anonymous said...
Apr 25, 2008, 8:26:00 PM  

ESPN is lying through their teeth to make us believe they had a strong case against Reynolds. If they thought their case was so strong, why not take it to court and counter sue for attorney fees and court costs?

I don't buy what Soltys is saying for one second.

I agree though that both parties need to shut up and move along.

MoonDog said...
Apr 26, 2008, 1:26:00 PM  

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