Edwards And Gillispie Apparently Have A "History"

Monday, February 16, 2009

This is alleged, but according to Sports by Brooks, our awkward interview duo of Billy Gillispie and ESPN's Jeannine Edwards have a bit of a history. Apparently Gillispie once (allegedly) made advances to Edwards and was shot down. Via SbB....

Edwards’ queries in both instances didn’t seem all that ill-informed to me at the time, so it was a little curious to see Gillispie snap back at her in that fashion, especially on national television.

That is, until I heard more about Gillispie’s private dealings with Edwards.

A source recently told me that Gillispie made a past, amorous advance at Edwards which was subsequently denied by the ESPN reporter. I have no more details than that. But again, I have confirmed that Gillispie did make clear to Edwards that he was interested in spending some quality time with her away from the court. And she shut him down.
Seems weird that if there was an issue that ESPN would keep sending her to call Kentucky games, but if you go back and watch the videos, that could very well be true. Oh and guess who's working the sideline for tomorrow's Kentucky-Vandy game? You guessed it (I'll have the announcing schedule up tomorrow).

ESPNer Turned Down Gillispie’s Amorous Advance (Sports by Brooks)


Homegirl has an Adam's Apple. She might've been a man previously LOL!!!

Michael said...
Feb 16, 2009, 8:17:00 PM  

guess who's working the sideline for tomorrow's Kentucky-Vandy game?

Ooh! Ooh! Let me guess, um, it's on the tip of my toungue, um, is it Craig Sager?

All kidding aside, it's actually quite impressive that Edwards has just kept her mouth shut and not said anything to ESPN and/or said anything back to Gillispie throughout all of this.

JFein said...
Feb 16, 2009, 8:18:00 PM  

Apparently Gillispie once (allegedly) made advances to Edwards and was shot down.

So, Lane Kiffin isn't the only SEC coach making recruiting violations?


Much like when Ric Bucher was first assigned to a Jazz playoff game after insulting Utah fans, I expect Heather Cox to be on the sidelines tomorrow since this report broke.

Feb 16, 2009, 10:22:00 PM  

3 out of 4 on your labels

Anonymous said...
Feb 16, 2009, 10:23:00 PM  

Well, at least Edwards knows what it's like to be professional. The pressure in Kentucky's got to be pretty intense. What else have they got for sports besides the Derby?

Mike said...
Feb 17, 2009, 8:29:00 AM  

That's the chick who had eight kids and tried to look like Angelina Jolie right?

Mike Georger said...
Feb 17, 2009, 9:57:00 AM  

How could she resist the lure of Billy Gillespie! That man is an adonis.

GMoney said...
Feb 17, 2009, 10:53:00 AM  

Yes, the pressure at Kentucky is intense. In Rick Pitino's book, "Success Is A Choice," the current Louisville coach often mentioned he felt the pressure at UK almost everyday. Neverthelesss, he found a way to make it positive. It appears that Gillispie can't hold Pitino's jock.

Brad James said...
Feb 17, 2009, 1:36:00 PM  

But he did offer to hold said jock. Pitino resisted.

Anonymous said...
Feb 17, 2009, 2:06:00 PM  

She isn't working sideline tonite. That would be Erin Andrews.

uabarker said...
Feb 17, 2009, 10:36:00 PM  

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