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SportsTime Ohio, a 24-hour TV network ...
www.tribune-chronicle.com, 21 Mar 2007 [cached]
SportsTime Ohio, a 24-hour TV network owned by the club, announced Tuesday that it has hired longtime local radio personality Bruce Drennan to host a weekday talk show entitled ‘‘All Bets Are Off with Bruce Drennan."
Drennan was released from a federal prison in Morgantown, W.Va., on March 2 after serving a five-month sentence for tax fraud.
In July 2006, Drennan was sentenced after pleading guilty for failing to pay between $12,500 and $30,000 in taxes on gambling winnings.From 2000-04, Drennan placed bets on baseball games with five or six bookmakers daily with some bets up to $5,400, according to the plea agreement he signed.
SportsTime Ohio's show is to make its debut April 1.Drennan will serve an additional five months of house confinement with work privileges.
Drennan's affiliation with the Indians could be viewed in conflict with baseball's strict rules about gambling.
Bob DiBiasio, the Indians' vice president of public relations, said Drennan will not have access to the team's clubhouse.
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However, Drennan will be allowed in the press box and on the field at Jacobs Field.
‘‘We informed major league baseball of the situation and told them of our plan," DiBiasio said. ‘‘They felt what we were doing fell in line as appropriate action."
Drennan, whose booming voice and strong-minded opinions on virtually any subject made him a media icon in Cleveland, said he isn't worried about his recent past damaging his credibility or his relationship with fans.
‘‘Not at all," he said in a phone interview. ‘‘Either you love me or you don't.I know my stuff.I've spent the past five months cramming and researching sports.The fans will be with me and that will be evident as soon as I go on the air."
Drennan said it was because of his success with betting that led to his arrest.
‘‘Unlike 95 percent of the guys who bet and lose, I won," he said, ‘‘and that's what attracted the feds."
In 2004, federal agents seized a revolver, more than $1,000 in cash, a computer and other items in a search of Drennan's home, according to warrants released in U.S. District Court.
Drennan called his time in prison ‘‘very, very humbling."He said that on his new show he will incorporate stories of other inmates into his act.
He said perhaps one of the biggest lessons he learned during his prison stay was to be less judgmental.
‘‘From now on, I'm going to be very, very careful when an athlete gets in trouble," he said. ‘‘I'm not going to jump to any conclusions and sensationalize like I sometimes did before.I'm going to wait until the facts are in."
The 56-year-old Drennan was a TV commentator on Indians broadcasts from 1980-82 and is a member of the Ohio Radio/Television Hall of Fame.He has worked for various Cleveland radio stations, most recently as a sports talk show host for WKNR in 2004.
SportsTime Ohio, a 24-hour TV network ...
www.recordpub.com, 21 Mar 2007 [cached]
SportsTime Ohio, a 24-hour TV network owned by the club, announced Tuesday that it has hired longtime local radio personality Bruce Drennan to host a weekday talk show.Drennan was released from a federal prison in Morgantown, W.Va., on March 2 after serving a five-month sentence on tax fraud.
In July 2006, Drennan was sentenced after pleading guilty for failing to pay between $12,500 and $30,000 in taxes on gambling winnings.From 2000 to 2004, Drennan placed bets on baseball games with five or six bookmakers daily with some bets up to $5,400, according to the plea agreement he signed.
SportsTime Ohio's show will be called "All Bets Are Off with Bruce Drennan" and will make its debut April 1.Drennan will serve an additional five months of house confinement with work privileges.
Drennan's affiliation with the Indians could be viewed in conflict with baseball's strict rules about gambling.
Bob DiBiasio, the Indians' vice president of public relations, said Drennan will not have access to the team's clubhouse.
...
However, Drennan will be allowed in the press box and on the field at Jacobs Field.
...
Drennan, whose booming voice and strong-minded opinions on virtually any subject made him a media icon in Cleveland, said he isn't worried about his recent past damaging his credibility or his relationship with fans.
"Not at all," he said in a phone interview."Either you love me or you don't.I know my stuff.I've spent the past five months cramming and researching sports.The fans will be with me and that will be evident as soon as I go on the air."
Drennan said it was because of his success with betting that led to his arrest.
"Unlike 95 percent of the guys who bet and lose, I won," he said, "and that's what attracted the feds."
In 2004, federal agents seized a revolver, more than $1,000 in cash, a computer and other items in a search of Drennan's home, according to warrants released in U.S. District Court.
Drennan called his time in prison "very, very humbling."He said that on his new show he will incorporate stories of other inmates into his act.
He said perhaps one of the biggest lessons he learned during his prison stay was to be less judgmental.
"From now on, I'm going to be very, very careful when an athlete gets in trouble," he said."I'm not going to jump to any conclusions and sensationalize like I sometimes did before.I'm going to wait until the facts are in."
The 56-year-old Drennan was a TV commentator on Indians broadcasts from 1980-82 and is a member of the Ohio Radio/Television Hall of Fame.He has worked for various Cleveland radio stations, most recently as a sports talk show host for WKNR in 2004.
SportsTime Ohio
www.sportstimeohio.com [cached]
Bruce Drennan and Joe Tait to call Indians-Royals Game September 13th
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CLEVELAND, OH - SportsTime Ohio today announced Bruce Drennan and Joe Tait will team up once again to call the second game of the Indians-Royals doubleheader on September 13, 2008.
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Bruce Drennan joined him as color commentator from 1980-1982. Drennan currently hosts STO's daily talk show, "All Bets Are Off with Bruce Drennan. Both Tait and Drennan have earned their way into the Radio/Television Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
"It will be great to be back in the booth with Bruce as I know we'll have some fun," said Joe Tait.
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He is one of a kind and it will definitely be an entertaining evening," said STO's Bruce Drennan.
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The Cleveland Indians-Kansas City Royals baseball game called by Joe Tait and Bruce Drennan will be Saturday September 13 at 7:05pm on SportsTime Ohio.
Bruce Drennan's ...
www.sportstimeohio.com, 3 Oct 2008 [cached]
Bruce Drennan's Profile
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Bruce Drennan
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Bruce Drennan has been a sportscaster on both radio and television for 35 years.Bruce was the color analyst for the Cleveland Indians from 1980-1982 and also has done the play-by-play for the Cleveland Cavaliers.He has hosted his own TV talk show on TV-29 in Akron and was the morning drive anchor at WTAM, where he earned the award for Best Cleveland Sportscaster in 1997 and 1998.Bruce was inducted into the Radio/Television Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 1999.He then moved on to host morning drive talk sports on WKNR.He also was a talk-show host and Program Director for sportstalkcleveland.com
Bruce joins the STO team as the host of "All Bets Are Off with Bruce Drennan" live weekdays at 3:00pm and Sundays at 7:00pm
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www.clevelandapl.com [cached]
Bruce Drennan, host of the popular Cleveland sports talk show All Bets Are Off, is the campaign's first celebrity sponsor. From now until January 16, Drennan is sponsoring all adoptable Cleveland APL dogs and offering a chance to sit in on a live taping of his show.
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