May 17, 2024

Terry McDonough’s lawyer tees off on “horrible” Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill

The authorized skirmish between former Cardinals govt Terry McDonough and Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill has moved from secret arbitration to open courtroom. The distinction between the 2 boards is already turning into crystal clear.

McDonough’s legal professional, Mike Caspino, might say nothing concerning the arbitration whereas it was taking place. Now that it’s over, and now that the battle has sparked a associated lawsuit advancing claims that weren’t coated by arbitration, Caspino has rather more freedom to talk his thoughts.

On Tuesday, he did.

Appearing on Doug Franz Unplugged, Caspino shared some strong criticisms of Bidwill.

“Michael Bidwill . . . is a horrible person,” Caspino mentioned, “and I mean through his core.”

Caspino accused Bidwill of repeatedly mendacity beneath oath within the arbitration course of.

“He’s worse than Dan Snyder,” Caspino mentioned at one level in the course of the interview.

Caspino believes Bidwill demonstrated “absolute, sheer arrogance,” flowing from a “belief of entitlement.”

Bidwill, in Caspino’s estimation, was truthful in a single particular space. Bidwill, per Caspino, admitted that the assertion issued by P.R. govt Jim McCarthy was irrelevant to the claims made by McDonough within the arbitration, and that the purpose was to make McDonough look unhealthy.

Speaking of McCarthy, Caspino mentioned this: “If anyone in this world is going to hell, it’s Jim McCarthy. For a living he disparages people on the Internet. That’s his job. And Michael Bidwill brought him in to do that about Terry.”

Caspino concluded with this commentary concerning the Cardinals beneath Bidwill: “It is an explanation for me as to why the Cardinals have been so abysmal. And we got into, in Michael Bidwell’s deposition, him telling me that he’s an outstanding judge of football talent. And I said, ‘What?’ I said, ‘Did you ever play the game?’ He said, ‘Yeah, I played it.’ I said, ‘Where’d you play?’ He said, ‘High school, in Washington, D.C.’ I said, ‘So, you’re the one making, you know, the talent decisions around the building?’ ‘Yeah, I am.’ And it struck me that — and in speaking to other people there — that he is such a hands-on owner that he goes into offensive coordinators and tells them who to get the ball to. And he’s making all of the decisions regarding the talent, regarding who to draft. And he’s making it off because he paid for a year or two at some fancy boarding school in Washington, D.C. And it just struck me right there why the Cardinals are so bad. They have an owner who doesn’t listen to the people around him and thinks he’s smarter than everybody else, even with the game of football.”

Said the Cardinals as to Caspino’s total interview: “While we have a completely different perspective than Mr. Caspino, we are not going to comment publicly while the legal process is ongoing.”

The NFL declined remark on the matter, in response to an e mail from PFT.