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'Bless and Do Not Curse'

What should happen to ESPN's Dana Jacobson?

By now, you've likely heard about the "First Take" co-host's drunken rant at a January 11 roast for ESPN colleagues Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic. Jacobson, it appears, got carried away in denigrating Golic's alma mater, Notre Dame, and dropped F-bombs on the school, Touchdown Jesus (the famous mural on Notre Dame's campus), and Jesus himself.

Groups like the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission, the Catholic League, and the Christian Defense Coalition have been quick to point out the offensiveness of the statement, comparing it to bigoted statements about Jews, Muslims, or African Americans. While ESPN suspended Jacobson for a week, the Christian Defense Coalition's director, the Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, called for more. "Her comments are so outrageous and inflammatory that the only proper response for ESPN is to immediately release her," said Mahoney. "Suspension is simply not enough and sends a message that ESPN tolerates this kind of behavior and speech."

Personally, I can't see that ...

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