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Bob Reilly Confident Voting On MMA Legislation Won’t Happen This Year in New York


In spite of the passing of a Senate bill last month to lift New York ban of mixed martial arts, the state’s biggest douchebag most vocal opponent Bob Reilly says he’s pretty sure that an Assembly vote on the matter won’t happen until at least 2012.

The bill, which was approved by a 48-12 margin last month by the lower tier of government is expected to pass it’s next vote June 7, pushing it on to state Assembly voting. If it passes another vote after that, the sport could be legalized following a mandatory 90-day waiting period, however that’s a big if, considering it sounds like Reilly is planning on dragging out the process into next year.

Here’s what the old curmudgeon told The Business Review recently:

“It’s a dead issue for this session. There’s less than 10 days of session left, and I don’t think it’s sufficient time to vet this subject as needed.”

The current Assembly session ends June 20, which considering the issue was already brought to the table last year and all of the written materials from the senate presentations are readily available, shouldn’t take more than a few days, but Reilly apparently need more time to prepare his uneducated case against the sport.

It’s unclear whether or not the majority of Reilly’s fellow Democrat members of the Assembly (who outweigh the Republican side by a 99-51 margin) will back his anti-MMA platform.

The bill’s sponsor, Democrat Assemblyman Steve Englebright who chairs the committee on tourism, arts and sports development – the group that will be casting the initial sub-committee vote next week - says it could go either way.

“There is a healthy controversy. There are very concerned members of the majority who can’t support it this year, as they could not support it in years past. I imagine we’ll have similar blockage or stoppage,” Englebright says. “But, you never know. There are quite a few new faces in the chamber this year. I haven’t seen a sea [of] change, but I have seen subtle changes.”

Hopefully they’re subtle enough to beat Reilly’s personal vendetta against MMA.

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Cro Cops Cup- June 3, 2011 at 8:35 pm
Somebody call "Bones" Jones & tell him this Bob Reilly assclown mugged an old lady.
Beauism- June 3, 2011 at 5:08 pm
The article was corrected after that comment.
twoleftfeet- June 3, 2011 at 3:58 pm
let me get this straight. I just read an article that references "fellow Democrats " twice.
I wish common sense was actually common.
Bob Reilly- June 3, 2011 at 1:48 pm
Fuck you guys.
randomacts- June 3, 2011 at 12:49 pm
Let me get this straight... you've interviewed the guy, regularly follow his moves on MMA and didn't know that he's a Democrat? That's pathetic.
Beauism- June 3, 2011 at 12:39 pm
Bob Reilly is a guys have been wrong on this for a long time now.
Fried Taco- June 3, 2011 at 12:27 pm
Latest news: Rampage has been subpoenaed to appear before the New York State Assembly.
josealdolegkicks- June 3, 2011 at 12:23 pm
picture is too good.
Everlast66- June 3, 2011 at 12:13 pm
Oh my god! You guys just called Bob Reilly a douchebag. We should all be outraged!
knucklesamitch- June 3, 2011 at 12:03 pm
I'd call Reilly a cunt, but I don't want BG to get offended.
darciesdaddy- June 3, 2011 at 12:00 pm
destinationblood Says:
Fri, 06/03/11 - 11:50
It is a barbaric sport, Bob Reilly is right to keep it out of NY….

Actually, NY is a barbaric place, MMA is right to keep out of it.
darciesdaddy- June 3, 2011 at 11:59 am
Christ, with all the crap in New York, why would MMA want to go there? Next thing you know people will be hacking Dana White's twitter and we'll get endless updates of his package.
destinationblood- June 3, 2011 at 11:50 am
It is a barbaric sport, Bob Reilly is right to keep it out of NY....
amsterdamheavy- June 3, 2011 at 11:40 am
cant someone see to it that this prick has "an accident" or post a picture of his cock somewhere for all to see? Find a mistress? ANYTHING?
missedcue81- June 3, 2011 at 11:19 am
We should start a charitable foundation. What we do is offer money to pay for any assault charges that citizens get for punching Bob Reilly in the balls whenever they come across him in public whether it be in the capitol, at a burger king, at the grand opening of some industrial park he go funding for, at a press conference, etc. We will call it We will call it the Bob Reilly Loves Cancer foundation so even googling the name makes him look like a tool.
JZ89- June 3, 2011 at 11:18 am