'Apprentice' finalist Nick Warnock denies accepting Oakland Raiders position
By Reality TV World staff, 05/12/2004
Someone throw a flag at the Oakland Raiders for a false start -- in a statement released on Tuesday, the NFL team acknowledged that Raiders CEO Amy Trask had been "premature" in previously announcing that former The Apprentice contestant Nick Warnock had been hired by the team as a luxury suite salesperson.
Raiders spokesman Artie Gigantino, responding to public comments made by Nick himself this past weekend, told the Associated Press on Tuesday that while the team "hadn't ruled out employing him in the future," the 27-year-old former copier salesman had not accepted a position with the team as announced last weekend. "No deal has been completed," Gigantino said. "The way it was left, Nick was going to fulfill prior commitments and when he was done we'd revisit what the next step was."
Based on his own public comments on the matter, Nick appears to have little interest in "revisiting" the possibility. Looking to refute Friday's public announcement, Nick had phoned Fox News reporter Roger Friedman last weekend looking to deny the Raider's announcement. "I went to Oakland and checked out their organization," he told Friedman. "But I am not going to work for them."
Instead, the Los Angeles resident will be moving from selling copiers to selling magazine advertising, having accepted an ad sales position with Niche Media Holdings' new Los Angeles Confidential magazine.