After his audible "pussy" blurt during Saturday night's Inside The NBA broadcast , Charles Barkley was reportedly given a stern talking-to by the suits at the TNT. Of course, that's all he received.
SI's Richard Deitsch plopped the quote into his Media Power Rankings column and, not surprisingly, Chuck got another wrist-tap for his comments:
"While Charles often makes jokes about his producer during our telecasts, he used poor judgment on Saturday during our NBA coverage. His comment was inappropriate and TNT apologizes to our viewers. We have spoken with Charles privately about it and will not have any further comment."
Strangely, he's only ranked number 8. Given how impressive Charles' ability to remain in the good graces of the public, his peers, and his employers throughout many of his (sometimes embarrassing) indiscretions, he should always be perched in the number one slot.
Media Power Rankings [SI]