Jim Traber apologizes for making fun of Bob Barry Jr. after scooter accident

Barry, KFOR-4 sports director and Sports Animal talk show host, suffers broken collarbone
by Mel Bracht Published: October 24, 2012
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Sports Animal talk show host Jim Traber apologized Wednesday for making fun of colleague Bob Barry Jr., whom Traber said fell off his scooter Friday and broke his collarbone.

Traber had questioned Barry's “man card” Tuesday for falling off a scooter. But on Wednesday Traber said he had been told the injuries were worse than he had first believed and asked listeners to pray for Barry, the KFOR-4 sports director.

“I know it was probably not a good idea to take a shot at Junior,” said Traber, who noted he had emailed an apology to Barry.

Julie Traber called in Tuesday and scolded her husband for poking fun at Barry.

Jim Traber said he had been told Barry would be back on the air at the Sports Animal Radio Network by the end of the week. Barry hosts a 9 a.m. to noon show.

Barry, a 1980 OU graduate from Norman, has not returned phone calls to discuss the incident, and management at the Sports Animal and KFOR-4 has declined to comment.

by Mel Bracht
Copy Editor, Sports Media
Mel Bracht is a copy editor on the presentation desk and also covers sports media. A 1978 graduate of Indiana University, Bracht has been a print journalist for 34 years. He started his career as sports editor of the Rensselaer (Ind.) Republican...
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