WQAM's Sid Rosenberg Stirs Controversy With Comments About Utah
June 4, 2010 at 11:55 AM (PT)
Comments made by BEASLEY Sports WQAM-A/MIAMI host SID ROSENBERG about Mormons and UTAH drew a verbal warning from his boss, reports the DESERET NEWS.
The comments occurred during an interview with UTAH JAZZ forward CARLOS BOOZER, when ROSENBERG, calling UTAH "gorgeous," but "a horrible place to live" asked BOOZER "those Mormon people are crazy, aren't they?" BOOZER responded that UTAH is "beautiful ... a great place to raise your kids."
WQAM OM LEE FELDMAN told the paper that ROSENBERG "was given a verbal warning and has been told to stay away from religion as a whole," but added, "this whole thing has been blown way out proportion... (ROSENBERG) asked the question if Mormons were crazy in a very tongue-and-cheek manner and absolutely no malice was intended. I know SID and he is not a bigot, nor does he have a hateful bone in his body ... As far as taking a shot at UTAH, SID said that it was beautiful but a horrible place to live, which is a matter of opinion."