Jimmy the Greek Fired for Remarks About Blacks

Jimmy the Greek Fired for Remarks About Blacks, An embarrassed CBS fired a contrite Jimmy (The Greek) Snyder Saturday after the sports commentator said in a much-criticized television interview that blacks were "bred" to be better athletes than whites.

Snyder, who outraged civil rights leaders with this and other remarks about blacks in sports, reiterated a "heart-felt apology" he made after the interview was televised Friday, but raised the possibility he may sue CBS for dropping him.

Los Angeles Times Friday January 22, 1988 Home Edition Sports Part 3 Page 3 Column 6 Sports Desk 3 inches; 73 words Type of Material: Correction.

For the record: It has been erroneously reported that Ed Hotaling, the TV reporter who did the infamous interview with Snyder last Friday, is black. He is white. The error was first made by the Washington Post, then edited into The Times' story that appeared in last Sunday's late editions. In the same story, CBS spokesman Doug Richardson was cited as the person who interrupted a conversation between Times reporter Jay Sharbutt and Snyder. Richardson said he was not on the phone; it was Snyder's son-in-law, Jim Robinson.

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