Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Jan. 6, 2009




Crain's Detroit Business:

Rob Parker's post-game press conference question about the family nuptial preferences of Detroit Lions coach Rod Marinelli has led The Detroit News columnist to resign. After the Lions lost 42-7 to the New Orleans Saints on Dec. 21, Parker asked the coach: "On a light note, do you wish your daughter would have married a better defensive coordinator?" Marinelli, who's son-in-law Joe Barry ran the team's defense, ignored the question, but lashed out the following day. Media criticism of Parker quickly mounted and drew short-lived sympathy for the winless Lions. Parker apologized in a column and was reportedly demoted by the newspaper... Detroit News columnist resigns amid media criticism (Tue, 1/6)







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