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T-Mobile Blows Off Charles Barkley

1/13/2009 3:53 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Charles BarkleyCharles Barkley must really be choking on his words now -- because T-Mobile is discontinuing its Sir Charles commercials due to his infamous DUI-for-the-sake-of-oral-sex fiasco.

A spokesperson for T-Mobile -- which features Barkley in its Fave 5 ads -- said: "Given the recent developments, for the time being, we've replaced TV ads featuring Mr. Barkley with more general-market advertising. As he works through his personal matters, we will evaluate where to go from here."

NOTE TO CHARLES: When cops tell you "everything you say can and will be held against you" -- that's a fancy way of saying "it's best if you shut your mouth."

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Kiya    

We are NOT the judgement of others and their actions so Please DONT .........I dont know Mr Barkley but I respect him just because he has the ability to be well known and in the spot light and thats a blessing ALONE!!!!!!! Im a single mom who has struggled but GOD has a plan....My son just got accepted into EMORY for his MD and hes 6 7 in height and loves basketball and will play for the college......So 2 make along story short STOP and pray for folks and just maybe they will see and change for the better.....My momma always say if you aint got nothing NICE to say DONT say nothing................

2073 days ago
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Kiya    

Mr Barkley , If you are listening and see the folks remarks ....Prove them WRONG SIR....YOU are a BLESSING to have achieved what you have done....REMEMBER NO ONE IS PERFECT SIR..............Yours in Christ Kiya

2073 days ago
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Yohn    

Hey Kiya, Is being in the spotlight and being well known really a blessing? I agree that he has been blessed but only in having extraordinary basketball skills at one time. There are two ways to be in well known that's famously or infamously, bur neither should command your respect, only the true character of a man should

2066 days ago
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billyboyhere    

Unless you are in the business of selling GloryHole Booths, there isnt a company around that would want their brand associated with this nut now. He was kind of funny with his off the wall humor and out there behaviour before, but when it gets as weird as it did with his very public and self revealing bust, it isnt so funny if you're trying to do do business.

Stay in Alabama for awhile and chill---regroup with your family, friends and whatever priorities you might or might not have.

But business wise----no reputable company, service, or organization will want your name with theirs. Not unless it involves good oral sex.

2111 days ago
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dave    

Just like I thought. Every since Charles opened his pie hole about Clemson not hiring a black coach he has been going backwards. He thinks he is superman. He is just a loud mouth that got a big head cuz he is a basketball commentator....Another Shaun Salsbury.......

2111 days ago
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WTF    

"there isnt a company around that would want their brand associated with this nut now"

Hey Brubaker -- wanna bet?

2111 days ago
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QE2    

Please, . How shocked can they be? T Moblie knew exactly what they were getting with Barkley I think that the adds were not that successful given the cost and T Moble is trying to get out of a less-than-successful add campaigh.

2111 days ago
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jrad247    

He's a dumbass

Been saying it my whole life - Be saying it until the day I die

SHUT YOUR MOUTH AROUND THE PO PO !!

Uhmmm, yeah especially if you have million dollar endorsment deals........ Dumbass !

2111 days ago
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WTF    

T-Moblie is getting a LOT of mileage out of denouncing their relationship with him. 1200+ news stories (google news) and counting not to mention TV & radio. Who's using who?

QE2 is right. They knew what they were getting into. AS IF they didn't consider that the odds of a fkup were in their publicity favor.

PR101 folks.



2111 days ago
10.

ozzman    

jackass...

2111 days ago
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Dr. Adams    

Maybe he can get an endorsement with Trojan rubber's.....lol

2111 days ago
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moveover    

Why would TMobile do that? He probably uses them to set up oral sex "appointments".

2111 days ago
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99centz    

look'z like the bj just blew up in charley'z face

2111 days ago
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I laugh at other's misfortunes    

For a moment there I thought that T-Mobile was another dumb @ss name for a rapper.

2111 days ago
15.

99centz    

More bar'z in more placez

2111 days ago
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