â†µDays before prodigal quarterback Brett Favre returned to Lambeau two weeks ago, Wood spotted Packers head coach Mike McCarthy talking with the grounds crew and said he yelled "Get the boys ready to kick some butt this weekend" to the coach. â†µâ†µ
â†µI know what you're thinking: what nerve! You can't fire that guy fast enough, right? â†µ
â†µMaybe not. â†µâ†µ
â†µBut Packers officials claim he said something different: â†µâ†µ
â†µâ‡¥Wood says his supervisors thought he told McCarthy not to lay an egg, or something similar. â†µâ‡¥â†µ
â†µâ‡¥The Packers organization says Wood's supervisors determined he made an inappropriate comment and he was dismissed. â†µâ‡¥â†µ
â†µOkay, so "don't lay an egg" is slightly different in tone than "kick some butt," though a reasonable person would argue that they're equally benign. And unless there's a stated policy that maintenance folk aren't to converse with the coaching staff unless spoken to first, Wood has a legitimate claim of wrongful termination. â†µâ†µ
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