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Midweek Roundup: Ozzie Guillen Suspended, Rick Santorum Drops Out of Race, and Bobby Petrino Gets Fired

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The Omelette Wednesday April 11, 2012

Ozzie Guillen's Fidel Castro Comments Earn Him a 5-Game Suspension From Miami Marlins

Once again Ozzie Guillen has put his foot in his mouth, by making some controversial comments about former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro in an interview with Time Magazine.

Guillen stated in the interview that "I love Fidel Castro. You know why? A lot of people have wanted to kill Fidel Castro for the last 60 years, but that son of a bitch is still there."

The Miami Marlins wasted no time in suspending Guillen since this would create a PR disaster. The Marlins are as much a part of the Cuban-American community as they a part of baseball. If they didn't take action, then they'd risk alienating the hundreds of thousands of former Cubans who reside in Florida.

Guillen has apologized for the fiasco and said it's the worst mistake he's ever made in his life, but claims his words were taken out of context.

Rick Santorum Drops Out of GOP Race After His Daughter Goes Back in Hospital For Trisomy 18 Condition

It has long been speculated that Rick Santorum would finally bow out of the GOP race due to his daughter Bella's Trisomy 18 condition.

Rick Santorum made the announcement on Tuesday that he would be dropping out of the GOP race.

Santorum stated that “We were very concerned about our roles as being the very best parents that we can be to our children,” Santorum said. “We made a decision over the weekend that while this presidential race for us is over, for me, we will suspend our campaign effective today. We are not done fighting.”

Santorum's decision to drop out of the race opens the way for Mitt Romney to get the GOP nomination.

Arkansas Fires Bobby Petrino After Revelation of Affair With Employee

Once again Bobby Petrino is going to be looking for another job after getting fired for an improper relationship with an employee. In this case, it turns out that he not only had an affair with a fellow employee, but he hired her (former student Jessica Dorrell) because she was his mistress!

Arkansas had no choice but to fire the disgraced coach. Petrino is well-known for screwing over the Atlanta Falcons in 2007 by resigning abruptly, then taking the Arkansas job less than 24 hours later.

Contact Dennis Bakay at dbakay@philly2philly.com

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