In January, St. Louis Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo fired the team's equipment manager, Todd Hewitt, a second-generation employee who had been with the team for 30 years. It created quite the little firestorm. Jim Thomas caught up with Hewitt in an interview that appeared on STLToday.com today. Suffice it to say, Hewitt isn't a fan of Steve Spagnuolo.
What a really strange saga. Hewitt revealed that Spagnuolo told him after the 2009 season that he was "on the fence" about letting Hewitt go, offering only what Hewitt called reasons that "didn't make sense." An incident last season on the sidelines during the team's loss to Tampa Bay stoked Spags' fires a little more, but Hewitt thought the waters had calmed as the season progressed.
Then he got fired in a rather unceremonious manner.
Why? Only Spagnuolo knows. Hewitt called Spagnuolo "controlling" and "a hard person to deal with." Just how controlling, Hewitt had to get a jersey number approved by the head coach for a player coming off the practice squad.
Give the whole thing a read; it's a bizarre story.
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