As if the situation on the football field in Detroit wasn’t ugly enough, things got even uglier after the game, when Rob Parker of the Detroit News crossed the line during the post-game press conference of Lions coach Rod Marinelli.
Parker was pressing Marinelli regarding the performance of defensive coordinator Joe Barry, who also happens to be Marinelli’s son-in-law.
And so Parker ultimately asked Marinelli, “Do you wish your daughter had married a better defensive coordinator?”
Though we fully appreciate and respect the notion of freedom of the press (and freedom of speech and freedom of religion, just like Cowboy Chris), Parker’s question had no redeeming value or purpose.
Of course, it’s not the first time this year that Parker has gotten himself in hot water, and at a time when a flagging print media industry is looking for excuses to trim people, Parker should be wondering whether his stocking this year will include a pink slip.
Here’s the video.