SAN ANTONIO - The producer of a sports radio show that aired a parody about Denver Nuggets guard Allen Iverson with references to drugs, seeking sex from Mexican women and the shooting of a homeless man, has reportedly been fired.
KTKR-AM producer Eric Gray was dismissed, the San Antonio Express-News reported, citing internal e-mails.
Matt Martin, a Clear Channel Communications Inc. vice president and market manager for KTKR, wouldn't confirm the firing yesterday. He issued a statement saying the April 25 parody "included content that could be viewed as insensitive. KTKR does not condone or approve of inappropriate content or language."
The skit, with an Iverson impersonator answering questions on air, had him seeking sex from "Mexican" women on the River Walk and the accidental shooting of a homeless man who was an "illegal alien."
"For them to put out something like that is awful," said Iverson.
The skit prompted Spurs coach Gregg Popovich to pull out of his weekly call-in session with the show.
The Spurs lead the Nuggets, 3-1, in the opening round of the playoffs. Game 5 is tonight in San Antonio. *