Canzano: Mailbag deals with Larry Scott, Pac-12, Wemby Sweeps, MLB and... hot sauce
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A couple of fired Pac-12 Conference executives filed a complaint this week, alleging they were wrongfully terminated. Mark Shuken and Brett Willman were dismissed earlier this year for failing to properly report a $50 million error that happened on their watch.
Comcast says it overpaid the Pac-12 by $5 million a year for a decade. The complaint filed this week insists that the men did, in fact, report the issue to then-commissioner Larry Scott, but Scott told them “not to say or do anything.”
What did Scott know?
When did he know it?
I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for Scott to be deposed on the matter. If there’s a public court hearing, I’ll bring the popcorn. In fact, several wise readers have suggested the Pac-12 Networks ought to capitalize and televise the spectacle.
Scott collected approximately $50 million in earnings during his time as commissioner and left the conference in a dire position. His tenure set the Pac-12 on the path to where it finds itself today. I’ve requested interviews with Scott. He hasn’t returned messages. But I’d sure love to hear the former boss questioned, under oath, about his time on the job.
The 12 conference members may have to repay ~$4.2 million each to Comcast. UCLA and USC are leaving in 2024 for the Big Ten. I’d sure like to hear Scott’s thoughts on those matters and a few other important things that happened on his watch.
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