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WEEI suspends Christian Fauria for mocking agent Don Yee's Asian heritage

WEEI suspends Christian Fauria for mocking agent Don Yee's Asian heritage

"Earlier today I made a terrible attempt at humor", Fauria tweeted Friday.

Shortly after 9 p.m. on Friday, Fauria apologized on Twitter for his remarks.

Fauria was doing an offensive and inaccurate impression of agent Don Yee, who represents the star Patriots quarterback. The hosts of the show were discussing a controversy at the Boston Herald. Finally, the whole thing unraveled when the hoaxer, going by "Nick in Boston", called Boston sports radio network WEEI and fessed up to tricking Borges and showing the fake texts.

Fauria and his co-hosts were reading the text message exchange and Fauria, reading the part of the fake Yee.

"According to sources close to the league's Most Valuable Player, Brady is ready to sit out all of this year's offseason organized team activities unless he receives a contract extension that carries with it up-front money similar to what his former protege, Jimmy Garoppolo, will receive from the San Francisco 49ers".

'I'm gonna be Don Yee. Yee was born in Sacramento, California.

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Fauria then proceeded to attempt to speak in an Asian accent, which Yee does not have.

WEEI publicly announced Fauria's suspension later that night.

"Earlier today during his show, Christian Fauria impersonated athlete agent, Don Yee in an insensitive and ill-conceived attempt at humor". For me, I don't know why, Don Yee sounds like an Asian guy, ' Fauria said on-air Friday, according to Deadspin. We've also e-mailed Yee and tweeted Borges for comment.

Fauria played with the New England Patriots from 2002-2005. "I have been disciplined by WEEI management and I fully support their decision".

WEEI-FM's managers issued a statement saying they did not "support or condone" Fauria's behavior, adding: "We apologize to Mr. Yee and those offended by the segment".

Managers for the sports radio network WWEE, which broadcasts Fauria's show "Ordway, Merloni & Fauria" daily throughout MA, said they do not "support or condone" Fauria's comments. Last Monday, fill-in host Alex Reimer was suspended indefinitely after using a disparaging phrase while referring to Brady's 5-year-old daughter.


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