Published: Sun, February 11, 2018
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Boston radio host suspended after 'insensitive and regrettable' bit

Boston radio host suspended after 'insensitive and regrettable' bit

Borges was suspended by the Herald after the story was exposed as erroneous.

But the story was false and had been fed to Borges by a prankster pretending to be Yee, Brady and Garoppolo's agent. Yee is of Chinese descent, but he's also a United States citizen who was born in Sacramento, California, not far from Fauria, attended UCLA for undergrad and earned his law degree at the University of Virginia.

A Herald columnist reported that Brady was making contract demands in the wake of quarterback 's.

The texts were later posted to Twitter by a different WEEI program, "The Kirk and Callahan Show". "I want to publicly apologize to Don and anyone in the audience who heard it", Fauria wrote. He then adds, "For me, I don't know why, Don Yee sounds like an Asian guy", while his co-hosts giggled.

Fauria was suspended Friday amid backlash over what he later described as a "horrible attempt at humor", in which he adopted a pseudo-Asian accent to impersonate Yee. Fauria and his co-hosts were doing a dramatic reading of the texts when he did the racist voice.

Yee, who's clients also include Julian Edelman and Jimmy Garoppolo, has not commented. The former tight end for the New England Patriots was impersonating athletic agent Don Yee when he used the racially charged accent on his weekday show Friday.

Fauria, who co-hosts the daily program "Ordway, Merloni & Fauria" that's broadcast throughout MA on WEEI-FM, said in a statement that he has reached out to Yee to personally apologize for his racially "insensitive" impersonation. In January, host Alex Reimer was suspended for calling Brady's five year old daughter "an annoying little pissant". "We regret Christian's commentary and we apologize to Mr. Yee and those offended by the segment", WEEI said in a statement. WEEI issued a statement afterward apologizing and announcing that Fauria has been suspended five days.

So this is not out of character.

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