Barstool Sports star Dave Portnoy has announced that one of the company’s employees Rico Bosco has been suspended for one month after an office incident with another colleague.
Who is Rico Bosco? Barstool Sports Personality Has Been Suspended For One Month:
Rico Bosco or James Villani is for being a popular blogging personality on Barstool Sports.
The sports and pop culture website brings fans the latest news and viral moments with different blog posts, videos and podcasts.
The company’s founder Dave Portnoy has confirmed the suspension of their blogging personality Rico Bosco.
So, who is Rico? Let’s meet him on Twitter and find more about his career.
Who is Barstool Sports’ Rico Bosco – Big T?
Rico Bosco is the alias of a sports blogger and podcast host who works at Barstool Sports.
Born was born on July 5 in Staten Island, New York, Bosco is a professional actor and assistant director whose true name is James Villani.
He has not revealed his actual age yet. However, looking at his photos, we assume he is between 40-45 years of age.
He is a co-host of several podcasts including Barstool Pick Em and the college basketball podcast Barstool Bench Mob.
His credits as an actor and assistant film director include Suspend Time, Solid Island Children, and Employer of Bosses.
According to his bio on the company’s website, he is a
“#1 caller on terrestrial and satellite radio, co-host of Barstool Pick Em, co-host of Barstool Bench Mob, been with Barstool 3 presidencies.”
As per a 2016 article on Barstool Sports,
Rico “has been a reoccurring character” at the company “for the better part of 2 years”.
“He is our resident gambling expert,” the blog post continues. “He joined Big Cat and I on our college football gambling podcasts every week. He is a lover of fine food, fine movies and going to DJ’s in his car. He has a legion of followers known as Rico’s Riders who live and die with his every selection.”
One Twitter user told their real names as,
“Rico Bosco’s real name is Terrance? That’s more jarring than when I found out Big Cat’s name was simply Dan.”
Rico On Twitter:
Rico is certainly a popular personality at the company as he has amassed a huge following on Twitter.
He currently has 116.9k followers after joining the platform back in 2017.
You can find him under the handle @Return_Of_RB and in different podcast episodes shared on Barstool Sports’ YouTube channel and Twitter pages.
Don't let not knowing which Oklahoma school is playing stop you from making picks. pic.twitter.com/BcgB6e6y5D
— Barstool Pick Em (@Barstoolpickem) January 1, 2022
What is Barstool Sports:
Barstool Sports produces audio, video, and readable content in the areas of sports and pop culture in general.
Barstool emerged into a sports media behemoth over the following 10 years.
Who owns Barstool Sports?
David Portnoy is known as a sports media figure and online entrepreneur in the US, having founded Barstool Sports.
Portnoy was born in Swampscott, Massachusetts, on March 22, 1977. He studied at the University of Michigan after graduating from Swampscott High School, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in education in 1999.
He relocated to Boston after graduation and worked for Yankee Group, an IT market research firm.
Portnoy has an estimated net worth of $80 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
What Actually Happened in Barstool Sports Office?
Here is a video posted by Dave Portnoy on his Twitter handler.
Meanwhile back at New York Hq all is well.
— Dave Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) January 11, 2022
Rico Bosco Has Been Suspended for A Month:
Dave Portnoy has confirmed Rico’s one-month suspension after an office incident involving Rico and another employee called Big T.
The Barstool Sports founder announced his decision on Twitter, tagging Rico’s Twitter handle and writing:
“The @Return_Of_RB ruling is in.”
The tweet added:
- 1-month suspension effective immediately
- Court-ordered anger management therapy
- Apology to Big T
- Zero tolerance policy moving forward.”
In another tweet, Dave wrote:
“I am also launching an investigation on how internal league footage was leaked before I saw it.”
The @Return_Of_RB ruling is in.
1. 1 month suspension effective immediately
2. Court ordered anger management therapy
3. Apology to Big T
4. Zero tolerance policy moving forward pic.twitter.com/RdAPOPPd2G
— Dave Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) January 11, 2022
Twitter Reaction on Rico Bosco and Big T fight:
There are different reactions from Twitter users. Some claim that it was staged, and others are blaming Rico for his act. There are many funny memes Tweeted today.
One user Reddit Road Tweeted,
Lmao, you guys got a load of Tennessee nut in your mouth. Rico Bosco no Saint, certified psycho path, but Big T knew exactly what he was doing when he started instigating T****
Another user blaming Big T said,
“No talent JV player” Rico Bosco I hate to say it but he is right. Big T is only relevant when he’s beefing w/rico or getting shit on by Portnoy when his team s**k!
The third user said,
You gotta fire Terrance aka Rico Bosco If you have any control left in the office, Dave. Absolute psycho behaviour by that loser. Only a matter of time before he seriously injures someone at the office
It’s all fake, yall realize this right? Barstool is creating a WWE type of atmosphere in the office for entertainment and content purposes.
— That dude (@chewing2bacca) January 11, 2022
— Joe (@Rangers21_) January 12, 2022
When someone called Rico Bosco his government name pic.twitter.com/kTupZy9eWF
— zach (@zachlawrence318) January 11, 2022