Oney: Jenks’ Comments Were ‘Disrespectful’ And ‘Unloyal’

UPDATED 12/30/10 8:33 a.m.

When Bobby Jenks signed with the Boston Red Sox most thought that his days of filling Chicago headlines was over. However, after his interview with Scott Merkin, of, Oney Guillen took issue with a few of Jenks’ comments about his father, White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen, and the White Sox Organization.

Oney called Jenks a “yellow beard-dipping idiot,” among other insults in more than a dozen tweets on Oney’s Twitter account on Tuesday night.

Some of the comments Oney made via Twitter revolved around personal family issue that Jenks was dealing with, as well as a conversation Jenks had with Ozzie in his managers office.

LISTEN: Oney Guillen On The Boers And Bernstein Show

Oney admitted that his initial response to Jenks’ comments got him upset and that he should have taken a step back before voicing his opinions on Twitter. But despite that, Oney still feels that Jenks’ comments were out of line.

“I felt that was very disrespectful and very unloyal of him to do that to a team that really really stood behind this guy, more than [anyone in the media] will know and more than any fans will know,” Oney said of Jenks’ comments. “And it was just a shame the way he did that.

“Because this team, front office and everyone has really stood behind Bobby through a lot, a lot of stuff and they tried to treat him as best they could.”

After receiving some criticism for taking personal shots at Jenks, Oney addressed the situation on Wednesday’s Boers and Bernstein show.

“I wish I wouldn’t have said that but I did, I stand behind what I said,” Oney said when asked about the personal comments about Jenks and his family.

White Sox General Manager Kenny Williams weighed in on the controversy Thursday morning. He told the Chicago Tribune that Oney’s tweets are an issue I trust Ozzie to manage as there are obvious peripheral issues that are in direct conflict to what we believe and could directly compromise the integrity of clubhouse privacy.”

  • nick

    Howcome when I express my opinion, it’s not national news? I wanna piece of that.

  • madmen

    wow..this guy is a spoiled brat!

  • southside

    Please shut up and go away, Oney. You must be exhausted from riding on daddy’s coattails for so long.

  • bob

    Oney, sit your a#& down, you had your 15 minutes of fame. This is not Whitesox wikileaks. Jenks, I’m glad your gone. Obviously with your alleged drinking/marital problems affecting you, you were less than effective on the mound. I just know with your history of injuries, and blown saves, I happy you have moved on. You are the Red Sox problem now, @ $6 mil per year. Blow a few saves out there and watch what happens, they will be calling for your scalp. Always remember, in Chi-town, Ozzie had your back……….

  • Smooth

    Oney Guillen: The only reason you have a job is cause your father is the manager!!! Sort of like Chicago politics-shoot your mouth off & blame others. You are a real piece of work !!!

  • George Ofman's Big Black D!ldo

    What is his job?
    Who pays ths moron besides Daddy???

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