CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - A local radio talk-show host is getting some criticism over comments he made Thursday about the Buffalo Bills new coach. The Bills made history when they added Kathryn Smith to their coaching staff Wednesday. She was named a special teams quality control coach. She's the NFL's first female full-time coach.
Kevin Kiley, one half of the duo "Kiley and Carman" on 92.3 "The Fan" blasted the decision on his morning radio program.
"No place for a woman in professional sports, in football, coaching men. Men will not take to it," Kiley said. "If you have 10 men on special teams, eight of them will be mumbling under their breath, it's counter-productive. You're setting her up to fail."
Some of have called Kiley's comments sexist. Others say he's just giving his opinion.
Kiley said he spent the day fielding phone calls from all over.
He said some listeners seemed to be upset with his point-of-view and that certainly was not his intent.
"The impression, I guess, I gave was something that was derogatory towards women, certainly I didn't intend to do that, nor did I think it sounded like that," said Kiley. "I didn't intend to be controversial with this. I give my personal opinion, express how I feel directly and honestly whether you agree with me or not that is my intent."
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