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ESPN Suspends Bill Simmons for calling out Roger Goddell

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ESPN Suspends Bill Simmons for three weeks due to his recent podcast comments.

Originally Posted by ESPN Statement

“Every employee must be accountable to ESPN and those engaged in our editorial operations must also operate within ESPN’s journalistic standards. We have worked hard to ensure that our recent NFL coverage has met that criteria. Bill Simmons did not meet those obligations in a recent podcast, and as a result we have suspended him for three weeks.”


Comments from earlier in the Week:
Originally Posted by Transcript

“Goodell, if he didn’t know what was on that tape, he’s a liar,” Simmons said Monday. “I’m just saying it. He is lying. I think that dude is lying. If you put him up on a lie detector test that guy would fail. For all these people to pretend they didn’t know is such fucking bullshit. It really is — it’s such fucking bullshit. And for him to go in that press conference and pretend otherwise, I was so insulted. I really was.”

Later, Simmons dared someone at ESPN to penalize him for speaking out against the NFL. “I really hope somebody calls me or emails me and says I’m in trouble for anything I say about Roger Goodell,” he said. “Because if one person says that to me, I’m going public. You leave me alone. The commissioner’s a liar and I get to talk about that on my podcast.”

“Please, call me and say I’m in trouble,” he added. “I dare you.”


Audio: https://soundcloud.com/tony-manfred/...-roger-goodell

Thanks Buckethead


The BS Report where Simmons criticized Goodell has now been removed.

Originally Posted by Robert Deitsch

The B.S. Report in question has been removed: http://t.co/xBUqTx5nVG