Radio host that said Smith hire "absurd" resigns

Posted at 9:42 AM, Feb 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-12 12:43:46-05

Kevin Kiley, the Cleveland radio host that called the Buffalo Bills' hiring of Kathryn Smith "absurd" among other things, has resigned from the station and wasn't on the air Friday morning.

Kiley announced his resignation from the station, saying he submitted it in November and was set to work until the end of February, said he was censored by the station.

"My principles, their principles of doing business they don't match," the radio host told WOIO in Cleveland. "It was tough for me to work there."

The controversial comments came from Kiley the morning after the Bills made the announcement that they hired Smith, the NFL's first full-time assistant coach in its history.

“If you have 10 men on special teams, eight of them will be mumbling under their breath. It's counterproductive,” Kiley said on WKRK in Cleveland immediately after the Smith hire.

"Don't let some clown in New York tell them what to say and then you think it's your opinion or what not to say," Kiley told WOIO on Thursday. "That's what happened here and I'm not accepting it."

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