Ron Borges won't be writing any columns for the Herald pending further review after the paper had to pull his column today, the one about Tom Brady threatening a tantrum unless he got paid like Jimmy Garoppolo, because it turns out his source was a WEEI caller pretending to be Brady's agent in a text message. Or as the Herald put it: Read more.
Ron Borges moves to the Herald after a whole month at WEEI.com.
Bruce Allen suddenly loses interest in weei.com:
I had high hopes for this new weei.com. Borges just about kills it for me. You hire him, you lose your credibility. Simple as that.
It's exeunt for the light-fingered columnist. David Scott analyzes the exit, whether Borges has a career on radio and who might replace him.
David Scott recaps the return of the allegedly light-fingered Globe sportswriter, including the newest controversy surrounding him (why he wrote, even if for free, for the Web site of a boxer he supposedly covers as part of his beat).
"The Globe does not tolerate plagiarism," (Globe Editor Martin) Baron said in a statement. "Extensive passages written by the Tacoma reporter were used verbatim in the column by Borges, and that is prohibited." ...
Perhaps Borges thought his readers have the attention span of gnats and wouldn't remember that his column today on how the signing of Adalius Thomas was possibly a big mistake completely contradicts what he wrote just yesterday on MSNBC. Bruce Allen and his readers are all over Borges - and remind him that they can, too, retain information for longer than 24 hours.
Bruce at Boston Sports Media Watch co-authors a detailed post on why the Globe must get rid of Borges:
... Boston Globe football writer Ron Borges, the Broadsheet Bully, believes fans dislike him because he expresses unpopular positions and because he challenges the New England Patriots organization and its management at a time when the franchise is hugely successful and popular.
This is simply not true.