ESPN Suspends Bill Simmons For Profane Rant On Roger Goodell
Well, one can only surmise that Bill Simmons wanted a last-minute, three-week vacation, and that this suspension is with pay. How else does it makes sense? On his podcast on Monday Simmons launched a diatribe against Roger Goodell, calling him among other things, a liar. Then he said this:
I really hope somebody calls me or emails me and says I’m in trouble for anything I say about Roger Goodell. 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. I dare you.
Today, ESPN returned the volley:
— Michael Rusch (@weeddude) September 24, 2014
Bill Simmons did not exercise proper journalistic standards in his recorded gambling conversation with a TV comedy writer.
— Andy Sayers (@andy_sayers) September 24, 2014
So what's next? Will Simmons "go public"? All we know now is this: the suspension is for three weeks, and covers all platforms. That means no tweeting! And we're pretty sure there's an ankle monitor involved. (Laugh track).
Here's the podcast in question:
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I didn't used to like Bill Simmons. But he's growing on me.
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) September 25, 2014
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