Howard "Howie" Bryant born November 25, is an American author, sports journalist , and radio and television personality. He writes weekly columns for ESPN. A native of Boston , Bryant began his career in with the Oakland Tribune covering sports and technology, before moving to the San Jose Mercury News from to In San Jose, Bryant covered the telecommunications industry before returning to sports to cover the Oakland Athletics. Bryant left the Herald for the Washington Post , where he covered the Washington Redskins from to In , Bryant agreed to a plea deal of six months pre-trial probation, after he was arrested and charged with domestic assault and battery, assault and battery on a police officer, and resisting arrest, following an incident with his wife.
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Reckoning with Kobe Bryant’s complicated past — The Undefeated
Oh, Nancy, Nancy, Nancy. In a recent piece aired on HLN about an attack on Brad Pitt at a movie premiere, you recalled an incident from when singer Anita Bryant got a pie in the face during a press conference. Although Pitt's attacker has mental problems and seeks the limelight as pointed out by your guest, Dr. Bethany Marshall , Anita Bryant's attacker was a gay activist making a political statement. Are the two incidents parallel? Did you make your audience believe they were linked? Did you minimize the effect of Anita Bryant's hateful crusade against homosexuality?
Anita Bryant, Gay Rights Icon | Andy Borowitz
Though I am not an avid basketball fan, I understood his immense talent and cultural power. My first thought was for his wife, Vanessa, and their daughters. The magnitude of their grief felt unfathomable, and I have to believe that grieving in the public eye only amplified the tragedy. Then I thought about the year-old woman Bryant allegedly raped in , a woman who was outed, silenced, and eventually settled with Bryant out of court.
This article is from the archive of our partner. The major sports leagues don't have the best reputation when it comes to gay players in the locker room, or gay slurs on the playing field, or much of anything with gay rights these days, really. But Kobe Bryant, in a sudden reversal for himself and perhaps a growing trend for stars in the notoriously conservative NBA, may have single-handedly changed that. He then tweeted this:.