Barstool Sports has fired writer Francis Ellis more than a post mocking Utah scholar Mackenzie Lueck to be a ‘proud sugar baby’ just hours before it had been confirmed she have been murdered. Ellis took down the post after Lueck was reported to possess been killed, allegedly by Nigerian it (IT) worker Ayoola Ajayi. Company president Dave Portnoy announced the firing within an ’emergency press conference’ selfie video posted on Twitter on Friday. He place it up and deleted it before I even knew it existed, however the damage is performed,’ Portnoy said. Ellis later posted an apology on Twitter, before poking fun at being unemployed in some tweets on the weekend and into Monday, and announcing he’d share news of ‘big things coming’ for the Barstool-produced Kirk Minihane podcast on Tuesday. Your blog post was apparently set up by Ellis without the oversight, in accordance with his apology posted in screenshots on Twitter shortly before 8pm on Friday.

Ellis wrote: ‘It wasn’t looking good. Instagram profile, writing: ‘Point is, she’s an enormous CHD fan! Mackenzie’s plight on the next episode. Provided things come out well. A screenshot in the post before it had been deleted showed it as having been posted at 2.56pm Eastern on Friday. In the video tweeted at 5.56pm Eastern, Portnoy announced Ellis will be release. The Barstool Sports boss repeated multiple variations of compliments toward Ellis, saying ‘Francis is really a talented guy and he’ll be fine,’ and said he didn’t desire to fire him but he felt he previously to. I wish we didn’t need to fire him, but we do,’ Portnoy said. Portnoy said he considered suspending Ellis or preventing him from posting for the controversial site (presumably without supervision), but ultimately terminated his employment, though begrudgingly. You joke in regards to a girl who’s been missing for 14 days and find yourself brutally murdered – I understand he didn’t know it, and I understand he meant well in it, nonetheless it doesn’t matter,’ Portnoy said. I cannot own it. Barstool dislike behind it. You can’t believe that way.

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Just, ugh, a ridiculous lack in judgment. Some things you can’t bounce back from, at the very least not Barstool. Portnoy extended his thoughts and prayers to the household of Lueck twice, and immediately referenced just how much it ‘sucks’ to fire Ellis, though acknowledging it pales compared to the Utah family losing Lueck. Significantly less than two hours later, at 7.45pm on Friday, Ellis tweeted his apology, including details that led him to trust Lueck had not been certain to get dead. Tragically, a couple of hours later, it had been found that Mackenzie have been killed,’ Ellis wrote. It had been only then which i realized precisely how horrible my judgment have been. Significantly less than two hours later, at 7.45pm on Friday, Ellis tweeted his apology, including details that led him to trust Lueck had not been certain for being dead. He said the normal thread of her enjoying a Barstool podcast had inspired him, partly, to create the post. Tragically, a couple of hours later, it had been found that Mackenzie have been killed,’ Ellis wrote.

It was only then that we realized precisely how horrible my judgment have been. Suspect Ajayi was arrested for Lueck’s murder after police completed a 19-hour search of his Salt Lake City home where authorities uncovered burned ‘female human tissue’ in his backyard that forensic experts matched to Lueck’s DNA. Suspect Ajayi was arrested (shown) for Lueck’s murder after police completed a 19-hour search of his Salt Lake City home where authorities uncovered burned ‘female human tissue’ in his backyard that forensic experts matched to Lueck’s DNA. Many of the college senior’s personal possessions were also found on the list of charred remains. Ajayi was thought to have already been seen burning something in his backyard June 17 and 18, just hours after Lueck was last seen alive, by neighbor Teresa Draheim, in accordance with police. Ajayi has been charged with aggravated murder, kidnapping and desecration of your body. Ellis continued to state of his post about Lueck: ‘It was a horrific mistake and I’m deeply sorry towards the Lueck family for his or her unfathomable loss. I cannot imagine what they go through. He closed by saying: ‘I will undoubtedly be reflecting on my choice for a long time.