Charissa Thompson is one of the most respected women in all of sports media.
She has had a distinguished career with its fair share of highs and lows, but she has maintained a strong attitude throughout.
This past week, during an episode of the “Calm Down” podcast with her partner in crime Erin Andrews, Thompson made an interesting revelation.
At one point she had to make up a report during the NFL season because a coach was hitting on her.
“I was like ‘oh coach what adjustments are you gonna make at halftime?’ He goes, ‘that’s a great perfume you’re wearing.’ I was like ‘oh f–k, this isn’t gonna work.’ I’m not kidding, I made up a report,” Thompson said of the incident, which apparently occurred when she covered the Detroit Lions during their proud 0-16 run back in 2008.
Andrews, it would appear, had a similar experience.
“I’ve done that too,” she said, before admitting it was “for a coach that I didn’t wanna throw under the bus because he was telling me all the wrong stuff!”
While Thompson didn’t name names specifically, it is worth remembering that Rod Marinelli was in his third magnificent year as head coach of the Lions during that infamous winless campaign. Obviously it could’ve been an assistant coach too, so folks will be left to draw their own conclusions.
Over the last few episodes, Thompson and Andrews have not been biting their tongue at all. They’ve discussed a lot of topics that border on the salacious. Don’t forget, just a few episodes ago Andrews went into great detail regarding why underwear is her favorite gift.
Big picture, it’s easy to see why Thompson handled the entire situation so smoothly. She was once the victim of a pretty brutal private photo leak and handled that entire ordeal with a lot of strength and grace. She’s built different.
Christian McCaffrey had to cover Olivia Culpo’s outfit up because the airline said it was too revealing to fly in. https://t.co/YiT5xHe5IG
— Game 7 (@game7__) January 15, 2022
Ultimately, it will be interesting to see if anyone associated with the Lions during that time period eventually ends up addressing Thompson’s remarks.