Ugly Media-Athlete Confrontations

Dan Pastorini
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Dan Pastorini

Houston Oilers quarterback Dan Pastorini (pictured, left) scuffled more than once with the Houston Post's Dale Robertson, including an instance at the team's practice facility in 1980 when Pastorini shoved Robertson through a door in reaction to an article in that morning's newspaper. Robertson landed at the feet of coach Bum Phillips (pictured, right), who at that moment was telling reporters that the Oilers had never had any issues with the media. Phillips then added, "Until now."

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