Packers maintenance employee fired after talking trash to Mike McCarthy

11/13/09 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5234 respect

Depending on who you believe, former Packers maintenance worker Mike Wood was either encouraging coach Mike McCarthy, or talking trash to him. Either way, it got him fired. McCarthy says that he had no hand in it, but it appears to be untrue, based on his comments.

Wood says that he said "get the boys ready to kick some butt this weekend." Clearly, he said something a little different... or at the very least, McCarthy thought he said something else.

When asked about it, McCarthy said "it's not the worst thing that's been said, but I would not say it to a fellow employee." Some people believe that he said "don't lay an egg this weekend".

Either way... was it really that bad of an offense? Especially for a guy who had worked for the team for 22 years? If anything McCarthy probably needed a little goading.
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