Harold Reynold’s wife Kelley Browne has stuck with him through thick and thin, and she is rewarded as he is vindicated. There seems little doubt that she was on his side from day one after she was informed about the sexual harassment allegations that swarmed him in 2006.
Harold’s wife Kelley was apparently a model back in the days when the two started going out, but for the life of me I can’t find one picture of her work. She’s certainly striking, and I have no doubt she would photograph really well. I just wish I could see her in her prime. Regardless of her lack of current exposure, she stuck by Harold after he was made an example of in 2006. It appears as if ESPN was trying to make a statement. It wanted to tell America that it had changed it’s ass-grabbing ways since it’s heyday of shame in the 1990’s. We all have to scratch our head and wonder what the hell really happened, since the whole incident was covered up thoroughly. Reynolds himself described it as a “brief and innocuous hug.” The biggest piece of evidence we have that ESPN wrongly fired Reynolds is that they paid him a seven-figure out-of-court settlement. It probably included a deal for him not to talk about it. Mike Tirico did all sorts of stupid stuff, and he’s still got a job.
Harold Reynold’s wife Kelley sat down with him after his firing, and they hashed out his strategy. According to him, she made the decision with him to move forward with the lawsuit against ESPN. Like Kelley, I am a Harold Reynolds supporter 100%. Reynolds said of his wife at the time: “I’d walk into restaurant, and my wife would always get the ‘Oh, poor girl’ looks from everybody. That’s hard.” Yeah, that sounds like a pain in the ass. It should be said that Harold was once a pretty solid second baseman in the Majors. He played for Seattle almost his whole career, and he led the league in stolen bases (with 60) one year and was a two-time all-star. Props and respect for that.