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May 3, 1991 | BY MIKE ROYKO
Three politicians once came up behind me as I quietly sat at a bar and began bellowing that they were going to knock my block off and stomp me flatter than a pancake. They called me all sorts of colorful names that impugned my ancestry, questioned my sexual habits and suggested that I was lower than a spittoon. They were upset about something I had written. Fortunately, I was having a drink at the moment with Johnny Kerr, the former basketball player who now broadcasts Chicago Bulls games.
SPORTS
October 1, 1990 | By Michael Katz, New York Daily News
The harassment of reporter Lisa Olson in the Patriots locker room two weeks ago was "premeditated" and "between 10 and 15 players" planned it or knew about it and didn't try to stop it, the Boston Herald sports writer charged yesterday. On a day when the New England locker room threatened a shakeup of the team's front office, Olson said the Patriots covered up the incident because key offensive players were involved, "and if they had been suspended, the whole offense would've gone.
SPORTS
November 28, 1990 | Daily News Wire Services
Lisa Olson sat in front of a microphone in the lobby of the Boston Herald, quietly read a statement, and went back upstairs to work. The NFL had announced its findings in the New England Patriots' sexual harassment of her Sept. 17, and a total of $72,500 in fines, but Olson wasn't one to bask in her victory. She just wanted to get back to work and put the whole mess behind her. "My satisfaction with the investigation and subsequent sanctions is surpassed only by my wish the disgraceful incident had never occurred in the first place," she said.
NEWS
February 12, 1991 | By ELLEN GOODMAN
Pity the poor recidivist. Victor Kiam, patron and owner of the New England Patriots, a man better known for his electric razor than his razor wit, had been sent to solitary after the Lisa Olson debacle. Now, before he served his time, he has struck again. Who let this guy out on furlough? Why doesn't his P.R. man have him under electronic surveillance? At a nearly all-male, all-jock event in Connecticut, the Remington reaper was being roasted about a season in which the losses on the playing field were more than matched by the losers in the locker room.
SPORTS
September 28, 1990 | The Inquirer Staff
The NFL will appoint a special counsel to investigate a locker-room incident in which a reporter said she was sexually harassed by several New England Patriots players, commissioner Paul Tagliabue said yesterday. Patriots owner Victor Kiam, who has been criticized for his comments about the incident, said the team would cooperate fully. The action came three days after Patriots general manager Patrick Sullivan said the club had concluded its investigation by fining an unidentified player an undisclosed amount.
NEWS
February 7, 1991 | By W. Speers, Inquirer Staff Writer Contributors include the Associated Press, the New York Post, USA Today and Inquirer staff writer Alexis Moore
Victor Kiam, the owner of football's New England Patriots and the man who does his own Remington razor commercials, apologized yesterday for using Boston reporter Lisa Olson as a foil Monday night at a males-only sports dinner in New York. He had asked the crowd if it knew what the Iraqis "have in common with Lisa Olson? They've both seen Patriot missiles up close. " In the fall, three Patriots players were fined by National Football League commissioner Paul Tagliabue for sexually harassing Olson in their locker room.
NEWS
October 6, 1990 | By ELLEN GOODMAN
As a certified sports-orexic, I face a daily groaning board of games and news with hardly a pang of temptation. The only sport that passes my lips is an occasional baseball, one red sock at a time. Even then, I just nibble. Despite this deep aversion, it has become clear over the last decade that almost every social issue concerning Americans gets played out on or around a field. Everything except rock-and-roll ends up on the sports pages and shows. You want to talk about drugs?
SPORTS
July 10, 1991 | The Inquirer Staff
Tight end Zeke Mowatt, one of three players accused of sexually harassing a female sportswriter last year, was waived yesterday by the New England Patriots. Mowatt played seven seasons in the NFL and played for the New York Giants when they won the Super Bowl after the 1986 season. Last year, according to court documents, Lisa Olson, then a reporter for the Boston Herald, was interviewing a Patriots player in the locker room on Sept. 17 when Mowatt, who was naked, displayed his genitals and made sexual remarks.
NEWS
October 16, 1990 | By CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER
Outside the world of sports, the question of women reporters being barred from the locker room after the ballgame is hardly earthshaking. Nevertheless, feminists and others concerned with equal rights have raised it as a significant challenge to women's equality. I think it is significant for another reason: as an example of how ideological taboos have made common sense discussions of discrimination impossible. The case of Lisa Olson, sportswriter, is well rehearsed. While she was trying to conduct a locker-room interview, several naked New England Patriots allegedly subjected her to lewd gestures and sexual innuendo.
SPORTS
December 9, 1990 | The Inquirer Staff
Victor Kiam, the owner of the New England Patriots, has offered athletic director Sam Jankovich of the University of Miami the job as general manager of the club, the Providence Journal-Bulletin reported yesterday. The job of Patrick Sullivan, New England's general manager, has apparently been in jeopardy since Lisa Olson, a Boston Herald reporter, was harassed by players in the team's locker room last September. A source close to Kiam told the Journal-Bulletin that Kiam "may have some other people in mind, but he won't talk with them unless (Jankovich)
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July 10, 1991 | The Inquirer Staff
Tight end Zeke Mowatt, one of three players accused of sexually harassing a female sportswriter last year, was waived yesterday by the New England Patriots. Mowatt played seven seasons in the NFL and played for the New York Giants when they won the Super Bowl after the 1986 season. Last year, according to court documents, Lisa Olson, then a reporter for the Boston Herald, was interviewing a Patriots player in the locker room on Sept. 17 when Mowatt, who was naked, displayed his genitals and made sexual remarks.
NEWS
May 3, 1991 | BY MIKE ROYKO
Three politicians once came up behind me as I quietly sat at a bar and began bellowing that they were going to knock my block off and stomp me flatter than a pancake. They called me all sorts of colorful names that impugned my ancestry, questioned my sexual habits and suggested that I was lower than a spittoon. They were upset about something I had written. Fortunately, I was having a drink at the moment with Johnny Kerr, the former basketball player who now broadcasts Chicago Bulls games.
NEWS
February 12, 1991 | By ELLEN GOODMAN
Pity the poor recidivist. Victor Kiam, patron and owner of the New England Patriots, a man better known for his electric razor than his razor wit, had been sent to solitary after the Lisa Olson debacle. Now, before he served his time, he has struck again. Who let this guy out on furlough? Why doesn't his P.R. man have him under electronic surveillance? At a nearly all-male, all-jock event in Connecticut, the Remington reaper was being roasted about a season in which the losses on the playing field were more than matched by the losers in the locker room.
NEWS
February 7, 1991 | By W. Speers, Inquirer Staff Writer Contributors include the Associated Press, the New York Post, USA Today and Inquirer staff writer Alexis Moore
Victor Kiam, the owner of football's New England Patriots and the man who does his own Remington razor commercials, apologized yesterday for using Boston reporter Lisa Olson as a foil Monday night at a males-only sports dinner in New York. He had asked the crowd if it knew what the Iraqis "have in common with Lisa Olson? They've both seen Patriot missiles up close. " In the fall, three Patriots players were fined by National Football League commissioner Paul Tagliabue for sexually harassing Olson in their locker room.
SPORTS
December 9, 1990 | The Inquirer Staff
Victor Kiam, the owner of the New England Patriots, has offered athletic director Sam Jankovich of the University of Miami the job as general manager of the club, the Providence Journal-Bulletin reported yesterday. The job of Patrick Sullivan, New England's general manager, has apparently been in jeopardy since Lisa Olson, a Boston Herald reporter, was harassed by players in the team's locker room last September. A source close to Kiam told the Journal-Bulletin that Kiam "may have some other people in mind, but he won't talk with them unless (Jankovich)
SPORTS
November 28, 1990 | Daily News Wire Services
Lisa Olson sat in front of a microphone in the lobby of the Boston Herald, quietly read a statement, and went back upstairs to work. The NFL had announced its findings in the New England Patriots' sexual harassment of her Sept. 17, and a total of $72,500 in fines, but Olson wasn't one to bask in her victory. She just wanted to get back to work and put the whole mess behind her. "My satisfaction with the investigation and subsequent sanctions is surpassed only by my wish the disgraceful incident had never occurred in the first place," she said.
SPORTS
November 1, 1990 | By Ray Didinger, Daily News Sports Writer
Patrick Sullivan believes the nightmare is almost over. He feels the New England Patriots will begin turning their 1-6 season around with this Sunday's game against the Eagles at Veterans Stadium. Don't misunderstand. The Patriots' general manager isn't predicting a win over the Eagles, nothing as brash as that. He just feels his team has pushed most of its dirty laundry aside and now is ready - eager, actually - to concentrate on football. "I think our players will be very focused this week," Sullivan said yesterday.
SPORTS
November 1, 1990 | By Bill Ordine, Inquirer Staff Writer
The 1-6 New England Patriots, who face the Eagles at the Vet on Sunday, are not merely the worst team in the NFL. They also are probably the worst organization. Owner Victor Kiam said four weeks ago that his distracted team probably wouldn't win another game until the issues surrounding reporter Lisa Olson's accusation of sexual harassment against some Patriots players are resolved. So far, Kiam has been perfect. The Pats haven't come within seven points of an opponent in five games.
NEWS
October 17, 1990
CASE OF THE LADY IN THE FOOTBALL LOCKER ROOM I am appalled that reporter Lisa Olson is permitted in the New England Patriots dressing room when they leave the field, eager to remove sweaty suits, examine wounds, scratch and shower. What appals me more is the acquiescence of the press. The news media haven't the fortitude to question the necessity of her presence among a group of naked men. The gestures and other irreverences are part of the locker room and no one has the right to change these athletes into choirboys.
NEWS
October 16, 1990 | By CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER
Outside the world of sports, the question of women reporters being barred from the locker room after the ballgame is hardly earthshaking. Nevertheless, feminists and others concerned with equal rights have raised it as a significant challenge to women's equality. I think it is significant for another reason: as an example of how ideological taboos have made common sense discussions of discrimination impossible. The case of Lisa Olson, sportswriter, is well rehearsed. While she was trying to conduct a locker-room interview, several naked New England Patriots allegedly subjected her to lewd gestures and sexual innuendo.
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