At the time, CHS principal Barney Duffy said that he might have to finally address Mr. Sallade's future "employment" as the P.A. announcer, considering the comments had drawn the interest of the FHSAA when the Port Charlotte A.D., Mark Primerano, addressed a note to the organization.
The long and short of it all -- Duffy was afraid to address the matter with Sallade for fear of reprisals to him (not surprising, since Mr. Duffy always has hid behind a hedge of lies with his own AD, Brian Nolan, when things got hot, like in the rebuilding of CHS's 9-lane, 395-meter track with the "O" lane -- so unique, as the school board was told by its nervous architect of the project, that it was a state-of-the-art track (it was -- there does not exist anywhere on this planet a track with a "O" lane).
Sallade remained as the PA announcer through the time I was the Sun's sports editor through the spring of 2008.
And now, once again, Charlotte County's biggest reigning embarrassment (if you look past, of course, members of the school board, the county commission (of which one member is Tricia Duffy, the principal's wife), Mr. Nolan and a culture that has allowed teachers to charge students for grade changes and athletes are allowed to be eligible when they should not be plus a hometown newspaper that, wink-wink, looks the other way as long as its bottom line isn't affected) has opened mouth and inserted hoof once again in it.
Which is why Charlotte County, Fla., will forever be where truth and integrity go to die.
A permanent suspension might be better for Wayne Sallade, and a new slate of political officials might be in order for paying this blowhard more than $90,000 to make a fool of himself.