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Monday’s Mashup: Britt McHenry deletes tweet claiming ESPN fired her because she’s white

Lucy Burdge
May 07, 2018 - 7:50 am

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MLB: Minnesota at St. Louis, 8:10 p.m. (ESPN)
MLB: Houston at Oakland, 11 p.m. (MLB Network)
NBA: Boston at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. (TNT)
NBA: Toronto at Cleveland, 8:30 p.m. (TNT)
NHL: Washington at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. (NBCSN)
NHL: Nashville at Winnipeg, 9:30 p.m. (NBCSN)


-- Britt McHenry tweeted and then deleted a claim that ESPN laid her off last year because she is white and made too much money.

McHenry was responding to someone who implied she wasn’t good at her job with ESPN and that’s why she was laid off.

“No I was demoted because I was white & made too much. First to go. Actually…”

Actually, she wasn’t demoted, she was essentially fired.

She later deleted the tweet.

“I think there were a number of factors into laying me off,” McHenry told Deadspin. “I wish nothing but the best for the people there.”

-- Justify won the 144th Kentucky Derby on Sunday and a woman from Texas benefited greatly from the victory.

Margaret Reid of Austin made an $18 bet on a series of races that day and won a whopping $1.2 million. She picked her first four race winner correctly and picked Justify to win the Derby.

“It was a big ticket because it was a couple of long shots in the middle of it," Reid said.

Her win was almost the same as Justify’s $1.24 million prize.

“It’s extremely rare,” Retama Park spokeswoman Rachel Bagnetto said. “To bet that little amount of money and win $1.2 million is unheard of. In fact, it’s the first time it’s happened at Retama.”

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "(The Celtics) did a good job, but I don't see how it's possible for someone to guard me and have zero fouls, so I thought a couple of plays it wasn't fair.” -- Joel Embiid, on the officiating during the Celtics’ Game 3 win over the Sixers on Saturday