Episode 1680: Liverpool Are Relentless, Niall Quinn Is Irish Football’s New Saviour, And The Impeachment Trial Star With A Troubled Sporting Past
Liverpool were at it again last night, looking for large spells as if they’d finally drop points… before Roberto Firmino struck late on to ensure yet another win. If Firmino was a Liverpool saviour last night, many are hoping Niall Quinn can be Ireland’s off-field saviour, as he becomes the latest in a long line of FAI interim CEOs.
We get an insight into his possible leadership style courtesy of some word salad, served up by Ken.
— Irish Times Sport (@IrishTimesSport) January 24, 2020
Donald Trump’s impeachment trial is well underway in Washington DC, and his defence team includes Ken Starr – you may know him from such previous impeachment trials as Bill Clinton’s in 1998.
Ken Starr during the Clinton impeachment: "The evidence suggests that the misuse of presidential authority, it occurred in the following ways: The president and his administration asserted three different governmental privileges to conceal relevant information." https://t.co/EiiG5g2g5y
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 17, 2020
We speak to Paula Lavigne, author of a book on Starr’s handling of a sexual assault crisis at Baylor University, where he served as President from 2010 to 2016, about a story that shines a light on the wider culture of sexual violence in American universities and college football programmes.
"The captain goes down with the ship"
-Kenneth Starr in a June 2016 interview with ESPN, when he stepped down as Chancellor at Baylor. Let the video player keep playing to see an @OTLonESPN segment on the Baylor scandal, which led to his resignation. https://t.co/mPF59tJHIP
— Paula Lavigne (@pinepaula) January 17, 2020
Plus there’s Tony Murphy’s TV guide to the sporting weekend, Traore vs VVD, Finn Russell, and one FAI leader to bind them all.
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