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The sports world is one of the last bastions of unabashed machismo, and few are surprised that ESPN would be ensnared within the #MeToo/sexual harassment web now permeating popular culture in the United States. A former part-time reporter accused longtime anchor John Buccigross of sexual harassment and ESPN of rampant sexism. ESPN denies the allegations…

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Former ESPN reporter Britt McHenry summarily dismissed Colin Kaepernick winning GQ magazine’s “Citizen of the Year” as a “a joke.”   The fired ESPN reporter bashed GQ and Kaepernick on Twitter Monday shortly after the magazine announced it would be honoring the cultural lightning rod of a quarterback. “Wear socks depicting police officers as pigs; wear…

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It’s been two weeks since ESPN decided to suspend “Sportscenter“ broadcaster Jemele Hill for violating ESPN’s social media guidelines. Her tweets, which took aim at Donald Trump and Dallas Cowboy fans, were “impulsive” according to a letter issued by ESPN on Oct. 6,, 2017. Fellow colleague, Michael Smith, who hosts “SC6” with Hill, sat out…

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This writer was initially surprised that any multimillionaire businessman, much less a famous one like Donald Trump, would take time out of his schedule to publicly lambaste comedian Rosie O’Donnell, as he is doing now with ESPN’s Jemele Hill, after O’Donnell had the gumption to criticize Trump’s mishandling of the Miss America pageant many years…

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ESPN host Jemele Hill doesn’t mince words. First, she calls President Donald Trump a “white supremacist” on her Twitter account. That comment prompted White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to say during a briefing that her comments about Trump were “a fireable offense by ESPN.” Hill apologized in September saying, “My comments on Twitter expressed…

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Something was bound to happen during a 28-hour marathon. ESPN hosted a continuous preview of Fantasy Football for the second straight year on Aug. 14-15. During one of the network’s attempts to entertain during the marathon, there was a real-life auction skit. Auction fantasy football is a popular method to draft for many players on the internet.…

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An eerie, dead silence blanketed the vast campus of ESPN in Bristol, Connecticut, as over 100 on-air personalities, reporters, analysts and production staffers awaited news of who is being laid off on Wednesday, April 26. Despite being the worldwide sports leader, ESPN management argued the salaries for on-air talent skyrocketed way north of market value,…

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ESPN president John Skipper spoke up two days after reports surfaced that Michelle Beadle replaced Sage Steele as the full-time host on “NBA Countdown” April 6. “Sage has done a wonderful job for us in a number of important roles,” Skipper said, according to USA Today. “As previously announced, her ‘SportsCenter’ presence has grown and this…

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Technically, she wasn’t fired. At least not as of today, ESPN hasn’t fired Sage Steele; they’ve only replaced her with Michelle Beadle on “NBA Countdown,” which includes coverage that goes all the way to the NBA Finals. It has been reported that due to the shift of audiences in large numbers gathering their sports news…

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ESPN commentator Doug Adler compared Venus Williams to a primate during the Australian Open. “You see Venus move in and put the gorilla effect on. Charging,” he stated matter-of-factly during Williams’ second-round match at the first Slam of the year in Melbourne against Stefanie Voegele. Fans are furious with the former professional player, calling for him to…

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