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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Articles tagged: T.J. Simers

TJ Simers awarded $7.1 million in lawsuit against LA Times

Former longtime Los Angeles Times sports columnist T.J. Simers was awarded $7.1 million by a jury in his age and disability lawsuit against the newspaper. Simers, 63, sued The Times, alleging that they discriminated against him after he suffered a mini-stroke in March 2013. According to Law 360, the jury, which deliberated for two days…Read More

TJ Simers reportedly hired by OC Register

T.J. Simers has been hired by the Orange County Register after a nasty split with the Los Angels Times, according to multiple reports. A number of journalists and reporters tweeted that the controversial sports columnist is headed to the OC paper. Oregonian columnist John Canzano says “the ink is dry” on the deal between the…Read More

TJ Simers conspicuously missing from LA Times sports section

Los Angeles Times sports section readers likely have noticed the lack of writing from T.J. Simers in recent weeks. Simers is the most notable writer on The Times’ sports staff, and his last column appeared on June 13. That’s over six weeks ago. To give you additional context, the column was about the Los Angeles…Read More

TJ Simers had a mini-stroke and the Dodgers helped save him

Los Angeles Times columnist TJ Simers recently suffered what he called a “mini-stroke” while in Arizona to cover spring training, and he apparently can thank the Los Angeles Dodgers for helping to save him. Simers, who is known for his humor, negativity, and confrontational style, revealed the news in a column that featured his usual…Read More

Mike D’Antoni snaps at columnist T.J. Simers after loss (Video)

The mounting frustration over the Lakers’ poor start to the season culminated with new head coach Mike D’Antoni snapping at a media member following the team’s 100-94 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday. Los Angeles Times columnist T.J. Simers, who has been an irritant to most LA sports figures for the past two decades,…Read More

Phil Jackson Tweaked by T.J. Simers, Drops F-Bomb in Post Game Conference

Ahh, the perils of live television! ESPN and ESPNEWS got burned Sunday when they chose to run Phil Jackson’s post game news conference live following Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals series between the Lakers and Rockets. Bothered by the notoriously fearless and often times disrespectful T.J. Simers, who asked if the Lakers were…Read More

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