Marlins suspend Ozzie Guillen for 5 games

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

MIAMI (AP) -- Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen has been suspended for five games because of his comments about Fidel Castro.

The suspension by the team takes effect immediately. It was announced Tuesday shortly before Guillen was to hold a news conference to explain his remarks, which caused a public backlash.

Guillen told Time magazine he loves Castro and respects the retired Cuban leader for staying in power so long. At least two local officials said Guillen should lose his job.

Guillen left his team in Philadelphia and flew to Miami to apologize Tuesday at the Marlins' new ballpark. The Marlins and Phillies had the day off and resume their series in Philadelphia on Wednesday.


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  • by John Location: Grand Junction CO on Apr 11, 2012 at 06:07 PM
    Okey Here We Go Again People Trying To Take Away Peoples Freedom Of Speech What A Bunch Of Morrons> This Is Plain Discusting.Here Is What Obama Is Doing TobDestroy Americas Freedom Of Speech And Trying To Turn America Into A Communist Country Like Russia And Anyone In Washingto DC Who Is A Socialist Like barack Obama Is Has No Business Being Thre President Of The United States Of America. I Myself Cannot Stand Socialists Like Obama.
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      by Anonymous on Apr 12, 2012 at 06:16 AM in reply to John
      You said it, Ozzie should be allowed his freedom of speech, but the American public, not BO are restricting his free speech. Who cares what Ozzie thinks or says anyway?
  • by N on Apr 11, 2012 at 07:25 AM
    Why doesn't he just head on down there to the land of milk and honey that they have in Cuba if he loves it so much? What's that? Ball players and managers in Cuba don't make millions of dollars a year to play the game? Why doesn't this idiot go and talk to some of the many, many Cuban defectors who are playing in MLB right now about how great it was back home? You don't see many people in rafts made out of scrap wood and old doors paddling their butts SOUTH from Florida, now do you?
  • by Anonymous on Apr 10, 2012 at 09:26 AM
    So typical of today's modern anti America democrat. No wonder they are the Hate America First crowd.
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