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Todd Beard Calls Quitsies

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Affliction put out a press release today announcing that loose-cannon/multiple-felon Todd Beard has left the building. Dig:

SEAL BEACH, Calif., Nov 14, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — The board of directors of Affliction Inc. announced today that it received and accepted the resignation of Todd Beard as an employee of the company. Mr. Beard is one of the original founders of the clothing company based in Seal Beach, California. The resignation coincides with a public apology for comments made by Mr. Beard and directed toward Randy Couture and his wife Kim Couture regarding their business relationship.

Mr. Beard also disclosed that he will be seeking treatment for anger management and alcohol abuse.

According to Mr. Beard, “I would like to apologize for my comments that may have offended Kim and Randy Couture and Mr. Spira. I had a long-standing relationship with the Coutures and I was deeply and emotionally hurt by some of their recent business decisions. I have only the best of intentions for the success of the Affliction and Xtreme Couture clothing brands and understand that there are personal issues I must address.”

According to the board of directors, “We are delighted Todd has decided to address these issues and wish Randy Couture well.”

The Board of directors of Affliction Inc. also wanted to clarify that Affliction Entertainment Group LLC. (the promotion company) is not controlled by Affliction Inc. Mr. Beard to its knowledge, is nether [sic] an officer, director, or a shareholder of Affliction Entertainment Group LLC. as stated in several periodicals.

“To its knowledge”? You’d think Affliction’s board of directors would be able to figure out for sure whether or not this guy works for a division of their company. But we’re nitpicking — Beard is gone, and bound for booze/rage rehab, and that’s all that matters. Raise a glass in his honor. And then punch a friend in the face.

Related: Jay Larkin has finally left the IFL. He takes with him a $20,000 farewell payout, and free medical coverage until April 30th.

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realdeal- November 14, 2008 at 8:55 pm
Mr, Beard is hiding his ownership right threw Erice Fost who Beard uses as a front name on all his business deal. Beard control everything at Affliction
eelcozy- November 14, 2008 at 5:15 pm
Whatever, Affliction was just holding him back. Now the man can get back to baby-punchin'.
Earl- November 14, 2008 at 12:39 pm
jdavis FTW. Pregnant dragon, lmao!
jdavis- November 14, 2008 at 12:32 am
I guess this means Todd Beard isn't going to get his own signature Affliction t-shirt now. I bet that skeleton in a top hat punching a pregnant dragon in the belly would of been a big seller for them.
Surfin Dave- November 13, 2008 at 10:02 pm
I heard Todd's going to start his own MMA blog called Rage Potato. Quick, someone buy the domain name before he can!

BTW, I nominate Koeikan for the funniest comment so far this week.
Koeikan- November 13, 2008 at 9:52 pm
Beard is without a doubt a world class a-hole, but perhaps "Raise a glass in his honor." is still a bit low for a guy "bound for booze/rage rehab".
Phunnybonz- November 13, 2008 at 8:18 pm
Props to K.E.G., Ted Nutmeg and Piss in my own fruit tray. Those are some LMFAO comments. =)
Piss in my own fruit tray- November 13, 2008 at 8:00 pm
I thought he was gonna say after his rehab he was going to want to talk the kids...I can see that twisted school assembly with a pep talk from Chris Leben and Todd Beard.....
Ted Nutmeg- November 13, 2008 at 7:51 pm
If I had a nickel for every time I've been "deeply and emotionally hurt" by one of Randy Couture's business decisions...
Dana White is a HOMO- November 13, 2008 at 7:45 pm
I think Beard should be the new manager for the Diaz brothers! Maybe he could pick up Tank Abbott too! White trash needs to stick together!!!
K.E.G.- November 13, 2008 at 7:26 pm
Dear CP,
I am a little sad, and extremely confused right now. Could you please at your earliest convenience tell me who I'm supposed to hate now?
schnetz- November 13, 2008 at 7:22 pm
Great pic....must be auditions for "Son of ZZ Top"