Earlier today, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that Mike Wood, a part-time employee at Lambeau Field for 22 years, was fired on the day of the Vikings-Packers game due to something he supposedly said three days earlier to coach Mike McCarthy.
The team, according to Wood, advised him that he told McCarthy to not “lay an egg.”
Asked about the report during a Friday radio appearance, McCarthy told WTMJ that he “did not fire anybody in the maintenance department,” per Greg Bedard of the Journal Sentinel.
It’s possible that McCarthy is mincing words. Did he personally fire anyone? No. Did he tell the guy who runs the maintenance department about the asshole who told him not to lay an egg? Possibly.
Indeed, McCarthy likely had no authority to fire Wood. But he surely had the ability to make his displeasure known to the person in position to fire Wood. And then nature takes it own course.
So McCarthy won’t be wiggling off the hook on this one simply by making like Sgt. Schulz. Though it might take a few macaroons to pry the truth out of McCarthy, he’d be wise to come clean. Otherwise, the stonewalling will make him look even worse.