Brad Pye Passes Away: Brad Pye was the first recognized African American sportswriter in Southern California, the first Black administrator for the NFL Commissioner and the first African American public relations and scout for the Los Angeles/San Diego Chargers. Pye was a trailblazer that ensured African American journalists got admittance into the media areas for pro teams. He served as the L.A. Sentinel sports editor for 30 years and won high honors from the NNPA for 10 consecutive years. His sportscast “Switch Reels” was heard on several radio stations. He was 89.