If you haven’t heard, Kent Cox, Bushwacker’s trainer, was found dead this morning, a probable suicide– but you’d never know it from looking at the PBR’s website.
Cox had recently been released from a mental health facility, where he was placed last month after police determined that he was a danger to himself. He had been arrested in front of City Hall, holding a gun and refusing to cooperate with police who wanted to take it from him; he was sent to a county jail. Police dropped the charges of resisting arrest so that he could be evaluated by mental health professionals.
The PBR released a statement of condolence, but do you think there’s a front page story knocking any other news off their website? Noooo. The news is all about the Iron Cowboy event this weekend.
If Bushwacker had dropped dead, you can bet that bull’s photo and obit would be splashed all over the PBR homepage, and a two-page press release would’ve gone out to media all over the world. Does that mean Bushwacker is more important than the man who spent more time with him than anyone else, and helped him be what he is? What does it take to stop the PBR machinery for an hour to write and post something about this terrible news? It didn’t take me long, and I found out less than an hour ago, without being in the PBR pipeline.
Really shabby, boys. I have a few choice words for you, but you can fill in your own blanks.