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Adrian Dater Fired by Post After Weird Twitter Come-On, Admits Substance Abuse Issues

Less than two months ago, longtime Denver Post hockey writer Adrian Dater was suspended for using profane language on Twitter; he called one player a "pussy" and told a correspondent to "fuck off."

Now, Dater reveals that he's been fired for similar offenses, including a strange come-on to a Detroit Red Wings fan -- and adds that he's suffering from substance-abuse problems. Continue for details and photos, including screen captures of numerous exchanges.

See also: Adrian Dater, Denver Post Hockey Writer, Suspended After Tweeting "P*ssy"

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