Good news, everyone! Rob Parker has resigned from the Detroit News. He was apparently demoted following the now infamous press conference after the Saints game and is now gone from the paper for good.
Detroit News sports columnist Rob Parker has resigned from the newspaper, the paper's managing editor told Journal-isms on Tuesday. Parker had been demoted to general assignment sports reporter, the Newspaper Guild disclosed, in the fallout from a news conference question to the coach of the Detroit Lions NFL team that drew criticism from management, readers and other sports journalists.
"He doesn't work here any more," Managing Editor Donald Nauss said. He said Parker resigned on Friday. Asked whether this followed a suspension of his column, Nauss said, "I can't talk about personnel matters."
It's pretty interesting that Parker's last column with the News was his horrific attempt at apologizing to Rod Marinelli. Parker made the column more about himself than anything else and lied about his relationship with Marinelli in it. That is pretty much the best sendoff possible for Parker, as he will be best remembered best for spreading lies and being a shoddy journalist.
Aside from the fact that Parker is gone, the good news now is that I can once again link to articles from the Detroit News. I had boycotted them following Parker's actions after the Saints game, but now that he no longer works there, the boycott is over.