Radio host criticizes Bills new female coach: No place for women in pro sports

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Isaiah J. Downing / USA TODAY Sports

A Cleveland sports radio host is not a fan of new Buffalo Bills assistant coach Kathryn Smith, the league's first full-time female assistant coach.

Kevin Kiley, co-host of "The Kiley and Carman Show" on 92.3 The Fan in Cleveland, claims - multiple times - the hiring was "absurd" and "there's no place for a woman in professional sports, in football, coaching men" among other extremely disparaging comments.

He also calls the person who hired Smith an "idiot."

This is the old conversation we had about having a woman vote for the Hall of Fame in football. It's absurd. I mean do you really want your determination, whether you make the Hall of Fame in football, do you want a woman to have a vote on that, who's never played the game and doesn’t understand the intensity of the game?

He continues:

Football is about physical advantage. (Women) are at a loss when it comes to the reference points of football. This is not discrimination against women. I don’t care if a woman is President, that’d be great. I don’t care if a woman runs a corporation, that’d be great. But don’t set people up to fail. … She couldn’t possibly be qualified to the same level that a man could be qualified to do that.

"She couldn't possibly be qualified to the same level that a man could be qualified to do that."

Sigh.

The full rant can be heard here.