A former Columbus pizza delivery driver claims he was fired because he joked about Ohio State's defense to the wife of defensive coordinator Luke Fickell. I guess we're upset about this because COACH GETS KID FIRED sounds like a terrible event, but even based on his side of the story, I'm not sure how a joke like that is at all within the broadest realm of acceptable professionalism.
We can probably come to a better conclusion than, like, Luke Fickell bullying Iacono's into firing the young man, right? This story really should've come out on Wednesday, which was one of the best CONCLUSION-LEAPING days in college football Twitter history, from LSU players not actually blaming their loss to Florida on the heat to Kansas not actually telling a student reporter not to ask Charlie Weis questions and so on.
In my mind, here's how this exchange went down:
"Stranger, I'll give you money for a product."
"Stranger, your husband is bad at his job!"
What do we expect to happen after that?
For what it's worth, Ohio State denies any of this ever happened:
OSU issues release about Pizza-gate! "The Fickells DID NOT call the manager to complain ... feel terrible that this person lost his job."— Dave Briggs (@DBriggsBlade) October 11, 2012
OSU (cont.) "The manager found out about the incident (presumably from someone at the restaurant. The manager called the Fickells."— Dave Briggs (@DBriggsBlade) October 11, 2012
OSU: "Just like they did not place a call to complain, they also did not ask that anyone be fired. ... All they did was order pizza."— Dave Briggs (@DBriggsBlade) October 11, 2012
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