Brent Hatley quits Bubba The Love Sponge Show

Bubba The Love Sponge’s producer and co-host Brent Hatley has quit “citing a desire to move on to greater challenges,” reports The Tampa Bay Times.

bubba army radio“I’m not mad and I’m not upset with Bubba,” Hatley told the paper. “He’s a friend. I just want to do what’s right for me.”

Bubba made the on-air announcement last week. “Brent feels he needs to branch out … I kinda got blindsided by it,” Bubba said on the air. “But he’s got an open door to always come back. There’s not a low road to be taken here.”

Shannon Burke has been given a one-week “tryout” as Brent’s on-air replacement. “Burke, who developed an image as a tough-talking, motorcycle riding host in Orlando, was arrested there in 2009 for an incident in which he shot his wife’s dog and the bullet grazed his wife’s head. He served more than six months in jail and was fired by Clear Channel, working at a few AM stations in Orlando before joining RadioIO,” notes The TB Times.

Brent Hatley next to be sued?

There continues to be more drama even after Bubba the Love Sponge was cleared of all charges. Brent Hatley producer of the Bubba the Love Sponge Show reviled this week that he received a letter from MJ Schnitt’s lawyers.

Brent told Tampa News that the letter outlines intent to “sue him in the foreseeable future.” Brent stated that he suspects the lawsuit is over attorney Phil Campbell’s DUI arrest.

Phil Campell who was MJ’s attorney for the deformation trail was arrested for DUI during the lawsuit after drinking at a Tampa bar with legal assistant who works for the law firm representing Bubba the Love Sponge Clem.

Bubbas’s legal team was then accused of orchestrating a scheme to entice Campbell into drinking and then driving while Tampa police waited outside.

But it’s not over, not by a long shot. The judge in this case is calling for an investigation as to what exactly happened that night at the bar, saying that in all his years on the bench he’s never seen accusations of misconduct like this.

Brent on Fine Time:

Hulk Hogan Sues Tampa Clinic for $50 Million

Former WWF Wrestler and Sex Tape Star Hulk Hogan filed another lawsuit today. It alleges medical malpractice against the Tampa Laser Spine Institute claiming he lost more than $50 million that he could have made if it wasnt fo negligent conduct and unnecessary surgical procedures.

Hulk Hogan Lawsuit 2013According to the press release, the lawsuit suggests that between February 2009 and August 2010, Hogan had many unnecessary surgical procedures that destabilized his already existing back injuries which severely mitigated his entertainment and athletic career.

The Tampa Laser Spine Institute released a statement in response to Hogan`s lawsuit, “Laser Spine Institute acknowledges the filing of the lawsuit. Laser Spine Institute cares about its patients and their outcomes, and is proud to have helped thousands of patients achieve a better quality of life by delivering optimal surgical outcomes. Laser Spine Institute has a unique patient-centric approach that starts with in-depth consultation to determine the best care options for each patient.”

Brent Hatley ‏producer of The Bubba the Love Sponge Show wasn’t too impressed: “Could Hulk Hogan be more litigious? He sure does love to sue. Always with a hand out, never wanting to actually work.”