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Palm Beach owner chastised for inappropriate comments

by OSC staff
May 15, 2006 - National Indoor Football League (NIFL) - Palm Beach Phantoms

The owner of a National Indoor Football League team had inappropriate comments removed from his post on an OurSports Central (OSC) message board Monday.

Palm Beach Phantoms owner Mike Lind used anti-homosexual references in response to users questioning his credibility and the Phantoms' inability to secure a home venue for the 2006. The offensive phrases were deleted by OSC administrators.

"While I can understand that Mr. Lind was frustrated, I cannot tolerate those sorts of actions from anyone," said OSC President Paul Reeths. "Simply being the owner of a team does not grant exemption from basic rules of conduct on our site. I hope Mr. Lind understands that his actions on our board today further undermine the credibility of his efforts."

Lind responded to the removal of the comments with another post on the message board, stating, "...I apologize to you and others, but I will defend this team no matter what. I have a dirty mouth sorry. Have a good day."

The Phantoms won their first game of the season Saturday, upsetting Osceola, 43-41. The team has played all five of its games on the road. Palm Beach's scheduled home games had been referred to as postponements by the league, but Lind said they have been cancelled.

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