Former Eagle Hollis Thomas was not on Sports Radio 94 WIP this past weekend. He’s been co-hosting Saturdays and Sundays alongside Rob Charry for some time now, a shift he held years ago before briefly moving to PM drive during the final days of the Andy Bloom era.
A source earlier told me about a “conflict of interest” involving Thomas and WIP, and then voila, he appeared on the Josh Innes podcast this afternoon to explain what happened:
You have to open a new window to watch that Youtube video, but Thomas began the phone call by saying “Spike (Eskin) has some personal issues,” so I guess he did not know the show was live. When Innes made him aware that they were recording, Thomas said, “I don’t give a fuck, I don’t work there no more.”
- he’s been out for a week, he was given an “ultimatum”
- the conflict was centered in his involvement with Green Legion radio and a trip to the recent Falcons game
- apparently there was some sort of falling out involving a guy named “Quimby” stemming from last year’s LA Rams road trip
- Chickies and Petes picked up Green Legion radio for the season, which was a conflict because WIP broadcasts from there… ? I think that’s what he’s saying
- He got the union involved, which is repped by Charry
- Innes brought up The Rights to Ricky Sanchez podcast as a counterargument to the conflict of interest idea
The story keeps going on and on but it’s just total craziness. You should listen to it.
I think Hollis was also doing the occasional morning show as well. Once a week? Something like that? I can’t recall.
Also, it’s worth noting that 94 WIP trips are organized by Phans of Philly. Green Legion also runs trips and tailgates, so from a baseline perspective, any WIP talent having a Green Legion connection would, I guess, constitute a conflict of interest. Hollis was just a part time guy, however, so I don’t know if any existing rules would apply to him in the same way as they would a full time, contract worker. I honestly don’t know, just kind of spit-balling on that.
Here’s the podcast link: