Colin Cowherd Canned By ESPN For His Dominican Republic Comments
Well, he was on his way out the door anyway, but this settles it: Colin Cowherd is done at ESPN following his disparaging comments about the Dominican Republic on his show yesterday.
At first, Cowherd tried to say the blogosphere had mis-characterized him. His non-apology for that prompted even more backlash, as both the MLBPA and even the MLB demanded an apology. Jose Bautista got in on it too.
And ESPN, sensing a losing battle for a guy they were about to lose anyway, cut the cord. Adios, Colin:
Colin Cowherd’s comments over the past two days do not reflect the values of ESPN or our employees. Colin will no longer appear on ESPN.
— Mike Soltys (@espnmikes) July 24, 2015
A source tells SBJ that Colin Cowherd's last day was supposed to be next Friday. The current scandal made ESPN move the date up to today.
— John Ourand (@Ourand_SBJ) July 24, 2015
As you may know, Cowherd was set to leave ESPN for Fox Sports after his contract expired. As noted above, his exit at the Worldwide Leader now comes a week early.
Here's Cowherd's apology, which appeared as the news of his canning broke:
I did not intend to offend anyone w my comments. I realize my choice of words was poor and not reflective of who I am. I am sorry.
— Colin Cowherd (@ESPN_Colin) July 24, 2015
For the record, here's a clip of his original comments:
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