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Woody Paige named 35th biggest creep in sports by Bleacher Report

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Instead, article author Sam Westmoreland references a lawsuit from several years back. Here's his Paige blurb:

In 2007, Paige, a former Denver Post columnist turned ESPN analyst, was accused, along with Cold Pizza co-host Jay Crawford, of sexually harassing a female make-up artist.

The charges were dropped, but not before the rumblings of Paige acting like a horny teenager spread across the sports world.

Plus, I didn't know it was actually possible to be wrong 100 percent of the time. I guess blind squirrels don't always find nuts, do they?

Regarding the suit, it's not the only complaint of its type leveled against Paige over the years, as we pointed out in our 2007 item "Three Pages Woody Would Rather Forget." Back in 1992, Paige stepped down as the Post's executive editor after assistant Carrie Ludicke complained about him verbally abusing her, including calling her a "cunt" during an argument. That same year, the American Journalism Review estimated that Ludicke received a settlement in the $25,000-$30,000 range.

Page down to read two items about the Ludicke matter, both of which predate our web archives. First up is a Patricia Calhoun column in which she documents a pair of previous efforts to settle with Ludicke. That's followed by an Off-Limits item noting that Post employees had to attend sexual harassment seminars due to Paige's actions.

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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