Mike Bailey Former Choctaw Asst Chief

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Older but wiser

United States

#1 Aug 14, 2011
Does anyone know what happened to former Asst Chief Mike Bailey? He seemed like a nice guy, but suddenly "disappeared" and was replaced by Gary Batton and no one will say why.
Savage

Durant, OK

#2 Aug 15, 2011
I seen him last week in Denison Walmart shopping, but I have no idea why he left, although some rumors are it was because of sexual harrasement toward another employee.
Watching

United States

#3 Sep 11, 2011
He went against Pyle's directives...over the arena that was built and other things....so Pyle fired him...
Curious

United States

#4 Sep 29, 2011
The Assistant Chief is not an elected position?
Watching

Oklahoma City, OK

#5 Oct 9, 2011
Nope...the Chief selects them and can dismiss them...
Pat on the Back

Atoka, OK

#6 Oct 13, 2011
It's my understanding he started to feel like he had power and thought he should be Chief. The real Chief put him in his place, or took him out of his place and showed him where the real power is. He was a nice guy though but didn't have the best motives. Batton is a very good guy and knows his place and that he had a great thing going so he won't screw it up. He likes his cush job.
Ole D

Memphis, TN

#7 Nov 3, 2011
I know Mike Bailey personally. We went to school together. I believe his motives to be honest.
Maybe he had better ideas than the Chief. But I know the Chief as well.
There's an old saying about being adle to agreeable disagreeing.
Why can't we just be assured that they came to an agreement and parted ways?
No harassments.
No slight of hand.
No mutiny.
Just a professional decision on both parts.
Clazmatic

Oklahoma City, OK

#8 Nov 3, 2011
Ole D wrote:
I know Mike Bailey personally. We went to school together. I believe his motives to be honest.
Maybe he had better ideas than the Chief. But I know the Chief as well.
There's an old saying about being adle to agreeable disagreeing.
Why can't we just be assured that they came to an agreement and parted ways?
No harassments.
No slight of hand.
No mutiny.
Just a professional decision on both parts.
Because that is not what happened. He did not follow Pyle's directives and so Pyle told him to resign officially but he was forced out. Your right on 2 things...there was no slight of hand or mutiny. Pyle told him to get to stepping and that was it. Pyle has told too many people about what happened and that is the story that I was told from 5 people within his high command. But you know as an old saying goes.."believe what you want to believe"...
Clazmatic

Oklahoma City, OK

#9 Nov 3, 2011
It makes no difference who's version of the truth is put on here or spoken outside of Topix. People are going to believe what they believe including you and me.And there were a lot worse things that were said about Bailey's departure stemming back to his days at Jones Academy.
Student

Dallas, TX

#10 Mar 8, 2012
I was a student of his years ago. I also worked for him at the Nation. He's not perfect but you can trust him. He is a very honest man. Unless you have talked to the Chief or Mike, you shouldn't say a word. They know the trueth not you.
skeletons

United States

#11 Mar 8, 2012
Wow what a topic. Hope the story is told.
Staggered

Talihina, OK

#13 Oct 7, 2014
Time makes all skeletons surface.
marvin

Atoka, OK

#14 Nov 21, 2014
Staggered wrote:
Time makes all skeletons surface.
you got that right Toyota
Indian Ghost

Brooklyn, NY

#15 Dec 10, 2014
And you are CORRECt The truth is now surfacing at Choctaw Nation 2014!!!!!!! And there will be more to come... Mike Bailey is a good man and Honest!

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