810 Sports Responds to Controversial Segment

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810 Sports has removed Kevin Kietzman from the air pending further review.

810 Sports has released a statement regarding Kevin Kietzman after yesterday’s segment in which he crossed the line in the eyes of many ie virtually everyone by comparing the tragedies in Andy Reid’s family life to the Tyreek Hill investigation. Their response is as follows:

We are aware of the controversial comments made by Kevin Kietzman during yesterday’s broadcast of Between the Lines. We have decided to take the immediate step to take Kevin off the air until further notice as we review this matter.

We take Kevin’s comments and those of all on-air staff seriously.  Kevin’s comments were clearly not to his or our standards. Please know that we will take necessary appropriate actions.

We sincerely apologize to Andy Reid and his family, the Kansas City Chiefs organization and our loyal listeners and share their concerns.

To hear the original audio and national reaction you can refer to AG’s original report on the subject here:

https://arrowheadguys.com/2019/06/25/810am-host-draws-ire-of-national-media-over-trash-comments/

Arrowhead Guys will keep you up to date on this breaking develop as more information becomes available.

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Snafu
06/28/2019 5:18 pm

Holy sheep shit, Batman!

Tomahawk
Tomahawk
06/26/2019 12:11 am

Generally I liked KK’s show. He obviously has high standards for personal conduct…

BUT… as a father of teens I know that no amount of parenting can keep them from making their own decisions. To call Reid out in any way about the tragedy his family faced is totally and completely WRONG. Everything I know about Andy Reid is that he is a good and virtuous man. He has standards and will try and pass those on to you, but ultimately leaves your decision up to you. That’s all you can ask of a mentor. Doesn’t matter if it’s a player or his family. He teaches people what he needs to teach. He can’t force them to be the way they are. That’s up to them.

KK trying to bring up his son in any way is just irresponsible and kind of gross. He deserves this suspension. I hope he can come back from it without being such a white knight. I think his heart is in the right place, but his mind is too set in black vs white. Unfortunately we live in a gray area.

Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  Tomahawk
06/27/2019 12:04 pm

Ha! Kietzman has high standards for other people’s personal conduct…

Berserker
Berserker
06/25/2019 8:28 pm

Seth, tried to warn you about this dude.

BleedingRedAndGold
06/25/2019 5:37 pm

I kind of get the “nobody should lose their job over dumb comments” thinking, but KK the Klown habitually calls for peoples’ jobs for that sort of thing. I’m an advocate for second chances, innocent until proven guilty and letting go of the past, presuming the person is actually trying to or has changed. KK hasn’t been trying to change a bit, and by crossing the line in his attempts to get Hill fired, it’s apparent to me that he’s getting worse, not better.

So I have no problem at all when it comes to judging him by the standards and practices he uses to judge others. That means his past misbehavior is fair game to apply to him, his current behavior the same, and trying to get him fired is fair – by his own standards. He has yet to truly apologize and shows no remorse that I can see. Since he deliberately goes after people, it’s fair for people to go after him in the same manner. Those aren’t my standards, and I am not adopting them in any way, shape, or form, I’m just perfectly willing to use his against him. To paraphrase, judge not, lest ye find thyself judged in the way you judge others. He made his bed and insisted that it was fine – now he gets to lie in it.

zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
06/25/2019 5:49 pm

sometimes I just like you

Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
06/25/2019 8:28 pm

I agree with your intent here, but I just can’t agree with “it’s fair for people to go after him in the same manner.”

Because personally, I believe that I am much, much better people than Kevin Kietzman.

I don’t believe that he should lose his job as a punishment. I believe that he should lose his mic as a deterrent. Because as you point out, he has proven that he’s not worthy of the responsibility of having a public voice.

I don’t really care whether he loses his job and never works again, or if he ends up bagging groceries, or if he lucks out and lands in a job that pays him ten times what he’s making now. I don’t care how the rest of his life ends up, one way or another. He just needs to never again have the privilege and responsibility of a public speaking platform.

But, if you’re looking for some schadenfreude….taking his mic from him would probably hurt that shallow, single-mindedly narcissistic shell that he calls his soul, more than most anything else could.

Straybrit
Straybrit
Reply to  Berserker
06/26/2019 7:27 am

That final paragraph will probably be the best constructed piece of prose I’ll see this week. Colour me impressed.

Maslowskis Demon Barber of Skeet Street
Maslowskis Demon Barber of Skeet Street
06/25/2019 5:09 pm

Kietzmman sucks! He lost me when during the Arrowhead rennovations the construction crew went on strike or something and he had an entire segment about the Chiefs not playing in Arrowhead ever again. Him and Jack Harry together sit around and talk about a deer they saw on the golf coarse while sucking each other off. Good riddance I say

ProfChesterTQ
ProfChesterTQ
06/25/2019 4:59 pm

I may just be out of the loop… but I thought (at least once upon a time) that Kevin Keitzman had a portion of ownership in the 810 radio station?

Leaf
Reply to  ProfChesterTQ
06/25/2019 5:16 pm

He does, but the wording of the “apology” makes me think that the chiefs threatened the station if nothing happened.

Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  ProfChesterTQ
06/25/2019 8:32 pm

Minority owner, I believe. Which means he’s immune from criticism by any of the other on-air talent, but he’s not immune to…appropriate treatment by the rest of the owners.

legal_kush
legal_kush
06/25/2019 4:28 pm

I wonder if Andy really gives a half a shit about this. Andy has dealt with much more than this. Haven’t heard, haven’t looked to find out.

I find the outrage, while justifiable, somewhat amazing in a society where our President can respond to a rape allegation with “First, not my type…”

Seems like the cross-section of his supporters and critics are unified in their outrage in this scenario, but tell them we have a criminal (i.e. un-indicted co-conspirator in a Federal crime as the floor) and they shrug it off.

Without breaking FCC regulations, just being a jag-rag with a mouth isn’t criminal. Yet the collective thinks he should lose his job (at least for a while) if not his business! That whole free-market capitalism thing must only apply when it suits your aims.

I apologize for not following this hullabaloo closely, but I’m not sorry about it because it’s pretty overblown imo. I’m old enough to remember when the term “snowflake” would be hurled at anyone sending the message that their little feelers got hurt by words spoken by some misguided skidmark of a soul. But, hey, you all do you.

CHIEFSandSABRES
CHIEFSandSABRES
Reply to  legal_kush
06/25/2019 4:31 pm

our President can respond to a rape allegation with “First, not my type…”

lol

optional
optional
Reply to  legal_kush
06/25/2019 4:41 pm

Actually, I’m not for anyone losing their job over an opinion. I never thought KK was any good and extremely painful to listen to. I tuned him out and didn’t give him another thought. Now if the station finally realizes he’s a talentless hack and takes him off the air because he’s really not that good, that’s their prerogative and a reason I can accept.

Leaf
Reply to  optional
06/25/2019 4:50 pm

People lose their jobs over stupid comments all the time. It’s happened for as long as people held jobs. Should he be black listed? No, but I fail to see the big deal in him losing his job for doing something that has cost others their jobs. It’s called consequences of your actions

optional
optional
Reply to  Leaf
06/25/2019 5:03 pm

Totally understand and even Up’d your comment. My point is, part of his job is giving his opinion, no matter how little thought he put into it. When he loses listeners because he’s not good at his job he can either work at his craft to get better or die the slow painful death you speak because he lost listeners. It just sounds to me that nothing changed in the 15+ years I quit listening. I’d rather get the facts here at AG, read the various opinions in the comments and make up my own mind.

legal_kush
legal_kush
Reply to  optional
06/25/2019 5:10 pm

Yep, that’s the free market capitalism “risk.”. Losing $$$
Turns out, everybody has been waiting and wondering what he’ll say next and if it’s “good enough” to keep them.

Leaf
Reply to  optional
06/25/2019 5:12 pm

I get it that his job is to give an opinion, no matter how unpopular. But when you flirt with the line when making said opinions, you run the risk of crossing it. Personally I think he went too far this time (can’t comment on other times as I live outside KC area) and at least deserves some form of backlash.

optional
optional
Reply to  Leaf
06/25/2019 5:24 pm

Total agreement about crossing a line, and I’m not up to speed on KK’s douchieness… if that’s a word. He was pretty bad awhile ago and it seemed he had a following back then. There were other options, 610 kind of sucked, too, so I just turned them off. On the plus side, the Motley Crue CD got lots of air time on my drive home from Liberty each afternoon!

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  optional
06/25/2019 5:55 pm

This parody twitter account might give you an idea, and as best I can tell it isn’t even exaggerated all that much.

MidKan Chiefs Lifer
MidKan Chiefs Lifer
Reply to  Leaf
06/25/2019 5:17 pm

Leaf you should be worried about yourself. Reading all these comments I usually find myself agreeing with yours. I generally don’t do near as good a job of articulating it but my thoughts pretty much follow what you’re commenting on a lot of things

I’m a fairly Disturbed individual so you might want to be worried about yourself there.

Leaf
Reply to  MidKan Chiefs Lifer
06/25/2019 5:22 pm

Lol. I’m fully aware I’ve got issues.

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  Leaf
06/25/2019 5:25 pm

Count your blessings. I don’t just have issues, I have subscriptions. 😉

Leaf
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
06/25/2019 6:06 pm

I have those as well. I just don’t take them ?

Leaf
Reply to  legal_kush
06/25/2019 4:46 pm

Theres a big difference between the government shutting you down because of something you said, and public outcry forcing your hand. What do you think would happen in a true free market? People would use their emotions to determine they don’t something and avoid it. This would essentially kill off what ever the public didn’t like. So in a true free market KK would still lose his job because of this, but it would be a slow death as he loses money so to lost ratings. This was a mercy killing, but the outcome is exactly what would happen in a free market, only sped up. So I’m not sure what your gripe is.

legal_kush
legal_kush
Reply to  Leaf
06/25/2019 4:59 pm

I don’t have “a gripe.”
While this topic has been unavoidable, I’ve pretty much skimmed over it. In doing so, it finally occurred to me that I hadn’t seen nor heard anyone ask or ponder what Andy himself might think about it. Maybe I missed it, maybe Andy has offered a public statement. Just seems everybody is assuming it’s a big deal for him, when he’s dealt with all this on a much more personal level already.
I could mention Mike Vick and Andy’s “second chance” projects wrt “can’t fix people” attack and attempt to assert my moral empathy, but y’all are already doing what society apparently expects.
I asked two questions:
Does Andy really care what KK said, and where is the outrage about bigger aggressions that actually impact your life personally and as a nation.
Didn’t “gripe” about shit, unless framing an apparently unified reaction of horror and contempt for KK and the utter lack of reaction wrt the President as a strange social juxtaposition is a “gripe.”
If so, guilty as charged.

Leaf
Reply to  legal_kush
06/25/2019 5:07 pm

Hey if I misinterpreted your comment as a gripe, my bad. I’ll chalk it up to lost in internet translation. I will agree that there is a strangeness to what people will get outraged over and what they let slide. But every once in awhile they get one right.

Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  legal_kush
06/25/2019 8:41 pm

You keep bringing up Trump’s comments, and asking us why we’re not talking about them here today.

I’m sure that you can at any given moment find a very large number of sites on the internet that will echo your opinion of Trump’s comments to your heart’s content.

Meanwhile, this particular site is mostly about KC sports, and today we happened to have a well known KC sportscaster bury himself in deep poodoo. So that’s what we’re talking about.

If you wanna talk Trump, here, then try it on a slow KC sports news day. There will probably be lots of those in the near future.

venturachief
venturachief
Reply to  legal_kush
06/25/2019 5:06 pm

So because you don’t like the President, the outrage some feel about the despicable thing this guy said, is not justified. You admittedly haven’t been following yet, you decided to come here to lecture everyone about their misplaced outrage.

CHIEFSandSABRES
CHIEFSandSABRES
06/25/2019 4:24 pm

QuackTastic
QuackTastic
Reply to  CHIEFSandSABRES
06/25/2019 4:29 pm

It’s just so clearly forced at this point.

Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  QuackTastic
06/25/2019 8:45 pm

Faked, more than forced.

I don’t think Kietzman has to force fake. Fake comes pretty naturally to him.

mgrafton
mgrafton
Reply to  CHIEFSandSABRES
06/25/2019 4:30 pm

This is an “I’m sorry you feel that way and more sorry I got called out” apology.

MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  CHIEFSandSABRES
06/25/2019 4:34 pm

At least he apologized. Like I said, I’m all for 2nd chances. I suspect he’ll be choosing his words a little more carefully when trying to drag people’s names through the mud.

Tyrone
Reply to  CHIEFSandSABRES
06/25/2019 4:38 pm

He scored a hat-trick!

  1. sorry if you anyone interpreted my words wrong
  2. look at all the great things I’ve done
  3. make this about me and my family

Score!

JJcoolrock
JJcoolrock
Reply to  Tyrone
06/25/2019 8:31 pm

If he cared about his family he wouldn’t have gotten busted by the cops while getting a bj from an intern who wasn’t his then wife.

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  CHIEFSandSABRES
06/25/2019 5:59 pm

19 seconds was all I could stomach. “I sincerely apologize”, my aching ass. Few if any were talking about what he “was trying to convey”, they were roasting him for what he literally /said/. That reads to me that this isn’t an actual apology, it’s just more spin in an attempt to escape accountability.

Leaf
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
06/25/2019 6:10 pm

Yeah he never admits to doing anything wrong. He just apologizes for us taking his words wrong, which we didn’t. He knew what line he was flirting with, he just thought he could wiggle out of this one like always. This “apology” feels like a “my hand was forced” damage control.

Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  CHIEFSandSABRES
06/25/2019 8:47 pm

Anybody remember this?

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Tomahawk
Tomahawk
Reply to  CHIEFSandSABRES
06/26/2019 12:49 am

You don’t call a man out for their parenting skills of someone you “greatly respect”. He is the only person to blame for that.

CHIEFSandSABRES
CHIEFSandSABRES
06/25/2019 3:40 pm

I thought radio journalists had a union? Anyone know?

Armychiefj
Armychiefj
Reply to  CHIEFSandSABRES
06/25/2019 3:51 pm

i have no idea, but as he is part owner of the station he works for, he probably wouldn’t be eligible for it anyway

CHIEFSandSABRES
CHIEFSandSABRES
Reply to  Armychiefj
06/25/2019 3:53 pm

I’ve been looking around and see there are some Unions in Europe, but can’t find anything concrete about here, and if he is even a member.

Spider
Spider
06/25/2019 3:29 pm

How you gonna go an get fired from ur own station?

mgrafton
mgrafton
Reply to  Spider
06/25/2019 3:43 pm

You piss off Chiefs Kingdom, that’s how.

Armychiefj
Armychiefj
Reply to  mgrafton
06/25/2019 4:15 pm

You piss off the HC and beloved QB/MVP of your local NFL team. I don’t think they really even care what the fans think, but if they lose access to the Chiefs…they are done.

CHIEFSandSABRES
CHIEFSandSABRES
Reply to  Armychiefj
06/25/2019 4:22 pm

Which is why even being a part owner, the ramifications of what they could lose outweighs the benefit of keeping him around.

QuackTastic
QuackTastic
Reply to  Spider
06/25/2019 3:51 pm

Kietzman: hold my beer

Leaf
06/25/2019 3:26 pm

Holy hat. I didn’t really expect anything serious to come from this since he owns part of the station.

optional
optional
06/25/2019 3:00 pm

No, he shouldn’t be unemployed, but definitely taken off the air. He wasn’t good when he moved from TV to radio and obviously hasn’t improved any since I tuned him out prior to moving from KC. He is getting publicity which will no doubt work in his favor at some point.

CHIEFSandSABRES
CHIEFSandSABRES
06/25/2019 2:52 pm

Just got home from the store, and on the drive back I was thinking “what is it going to take to make this right?”
1. I think he should have to donate to some campaign, something with parents who are left after drug overdoses of their children.
2. If they are not going to fire him, he needs to do a 100% apology tour. Genuine, not backpeddling or deflection.

MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  CHIEFSandSABRES
06/25/2019 3:15 pm

I agree. And if he’s still unwilling to eat his own words, then, in the words of the great Denny Matthews…”Gone!”

CHIEFSandSABRES
CHIEFSandSABRES
Reply to  MasterChief
06/25/2019 3:19 pm

I get the point of the shock jock, media type. Some of them actually make their careers on this style of media, but literally no one is defending this dude. Even for some an apology won’t cut it. Still would hate to see someone lose their job, but in this case it certainly would make sense.

Armychiefj
Armychiefj
06/25/2019 2:48 pm

Apparently Union Broadcasting hired the hypothetical PR guy I was suggesting for KK in the other story on this

Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  Armychiefj
06/25/2019 8:49 pm

Then can we blame you for the next idiot thing he gets to say on air?

\\jk

\\\kinda

1wombat
1wombat
06/25/2019 2:42 pm

FTW!

QuackTastic
QuackTastic
06/25/2019 2:40 pm

Not happy he’s probably getting canned, but not upset either. Just hope he learns a lesson from it.

MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  QuackTastic
06/25/2019 2:43 pm

Unlike Keitzman, I’m all for second chances. He could definitely learn a big lesson about being a jerk, but I’m not hoping anyone loses their job over a ridiculous comment. I’d have lost my job 100 times if that were the case.

venturachief
venturachief
Reply to  MasterChief
06/25/2019 2:44 pm

The difference is you would realize you made a ridiculous comment. He doesn’t.

MidKan Chiefs Lifer
MidKan Chiefs Lifer
Reply to  venturachief
06/25/2019 5:01 pm

And his job is to get on the radio and talk. If he does it in such a way as to cause people to not want to listen then he should lose his job.

If I do my job in such a way that it is not getting done right or very well then I would be replaced. Hell if I get online and make an ass of myself and have my company logo or some identifier on me I am probably getting fired.

CHIEFSandSABRES
CHIEFSandSABRES
Reply to  MasterChief
06/25/2019 2:54 pm

Yeah its a tough call here. Thats why I was thinking what can he do to make this right? What can the company do?

venturachief
venturachief
Reply to  CHIEFSandSABRES
06/25/2019 2:58 pm

If he would have come out and said “hey, I crossed a line. I screwed up” it would have been different. If he apologizes now it’s just fake.

CHIEFSandSABRES
CHIEFSandSABRES
Reply to  venturachief
06/25/2019 3:00 pm

I mean some people don’t learn until their backs are against the wall. I do not get to listen to this guy daily or even at all as I live out of state, but maybe being removed from the air might be what it takes for him to eat some humble pie? Or he’s just a douche and will never change.

KCChef
KCChef
Reply to  CHIEFSandSABRES
06/25/2019 3:38 pm

Douche Nozzle …

venturachief
venturachief
06/25/2019 2:40 pm

We can only hope the POS is off the air permanently but I’m doubtful. The fact that he doesn’t think he said anything wrong and it’s only a story because we can’t follow his nuanced logic makes it even worse. What a jerk. And this isn’t a case of PC run amok…..he is just a low life.

CHIEFSandSABRES
CHIEFSandSABRES
Reply to  Anthony Stratton
06/25/2019 3:11 pm

Yeah thinking about what I posted above, and the tweets he put out last night, those might have done him in. #HolyHat and all.

go_saleaumua
go_saleaumua
Reply to  Anthony Stratton
06/25/2019 3:42 pm

HOLY HAT

Chief-Blinders-On
Chief-Blinders-On
Reply to  go_saleaumua
06/25/2019 3:46 pm

Every time I see that, I envision the Pope’s hat.

CHIEFSandSABRES
CHIEFSandSABRES
Reply to  Chief-Blinders-On
06/25/2019 3:47 pm

He might need the popes blessing to get outta this one!

Chief-Blinders-On
Chief-Blinders-On
Reply to  CHIEFSandSABRES
06/25/2019 3:57 pm

That dude has said so much messed up stuff over the last two decades or so.

The years the Chiefs were winning 2 games or 4 games or 6,7,8,9,10 games… He was there with a loud voice calling out everyone, saying anything he could think of over and over. Year in, year out. When the Chiefs lose in the playoffs. There he is. If they do well, he’s the first one to say he called it and try and take credit.

It’s always been crazy to me how he’s maintained a rather large ratings audience all these years despite his tactics.

I don’t know why this fires me up so much. Just seems like a long time coming…

Holy Hat indeed.

CHIEFSandSABRES
CHIEFSandSABRES
Reply to  Chief-Blinders-On
06/25/2019 4:02 pm

Not being in the metro I’ve never heard him. But I have seen parody accounts on Twitter for him, so I kinda figured he was an asshat.
Regardless, you’d think the other owners are trying to force him out. This is a shitstorm he probably can’t weather.

Chief-Blinders-On
Chief-Blinders-On
Reply to  CHIEFSandSABRES
06/25/2019 4:27 pm

I relate him to a boss that owns the company and treats everyone like dirt except the contacts that keep the place running. That boss kisses their butts and they love him so the business stays afloat with their money and the employees come and go over the years but nothing really changes because the boss is also the owner.

You’re not missing much by not listening…

Even one of his shock jock heroes Lazlo called him out.

MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  CHIEFSandSABRES
06/25/2019 4:27 pm

I tried a few times to stream 810 out here in CA and Keitzman’s the guy that always made me turn it off. I don’t hate him but he is one of those loudmouth high horse guys who is constantly calling out everyone else. His take on Tyreek was wanting to run him out of town. Oh how the tables have turned.

Chief-Blinders-On
Chief-Blinders-On
Reply to  MasterChief
06/25/2019 4:31 pm

Listening used to kind of be akin to driving past a bad wreck on the interstate and trying not to look, but doing so anyway in case you knew someone involved.

go_saleaumua
go_saleaumua
Reply to  Chief-Blinders-On
06/25/2019 4:35 pm

What a coincidence, because I am currently wearing the Pope’s** hat

**FedEx pope

Chief-Blinders-On
Chief-Blinders-On
Reply to  go_saleaumua
06/25/2019 4:44 pm

Leonard Pope. Now there’s a hero.

Let’s all get Leonard Pope, non holy hats.

CHIEFSandSABRES
CHIEFSandSABRES
Reply to  Chief-Blinders-On
06/25/2019 4:45 pm

Talk about a blast from the past name there.

Fire_FG_the_moron
Fire_FG_the_moron
Reply to  Chief-Blinders-On
06/25/2019 8:40 pm

I have a picture of a guy taken at camp several years back. I call him Chiefs Pope. I might need to dust it off.

Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  Anthony Stratton
06/25/2019 8:57 pm

On the other hand, his boss probably already knows that about him.

TNCHIEFS
06/25/2019 2:36 pm

Well, well, well…

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