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Thursday, September 3, 2015

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Jason Whitlock in talks to leave ESPN, possibly for FOX Sports

Jason Whitlock is looking to leave ESPN a year before his contract ends, and he could end up at FOX Sports, according to a report. Sports Business Daily’s John Ourand reports that Whitlock is looking to leave ESPN now that his role at the network has changed. Whitlock was hired to be the creator/leader of…Read More

Robert Klemko explains why he never reported Cris Carter comment

The Monday Morning Quarterback’s Robert Klemko attended the NFL rookie symposium in 2014 where Cris Carter made his now infamous “fall guy” speech, but he never reported the remark. Instead, Carter’s advice to rookies that they obstruct justice and skirt the law when doing something wrong only became publicized by an ESPN feature about Chris…Read More

Dan Le Batard likely to replace Colin Cowherd on ESPN Radio

Dan Le Batard is likely to get the nod as the replacement for Colin Cowherd’s coveted time slot on ESPN Radio. Cowherd has left ESPN for FOX Sports, and the four-letter network is testing out a variety of potential replacements in the meantime. It appears their desire is to have the Miami-based Le Batard fill…Read More

ESPN apologizes for referencing false report about Patriots videotaping

ESPN apologized to the New England Patriots during an episode of SportsCenter early Thursday morning in the wake of multiple references to a false report. Over the past few weeks, more than one ESPN employee has brought up the 2008 report from the Boston Herald that claimed the Patriots filmed the St. Louis Rams’ walkthrough…Read More

Sports writer, team owner busted in Iowa prostitution sting

A sports writer and a co-owner of an Indoor Football League team were two of the many people arrested in an Iowa prostitution sting on Tuesday. The Des Moines Register reports that 58-year-old David Greenspon was one of the people arrested in the sting. Greenspon owns an advertising company, property management company, and he is…Read More

Samantha Ponder giving up sideline reporting

Samantha Ponder will no longer be patrolling the sidelines for ESPN this upcoming football season. On Thursday, Ponder announced on Instagram that she is giving up her sideline reporter duties so that she can spend more time with family. She will still be appearing on College Football Live, College GameDay and SportsCenter on Fridays and…Read More

Did Chris Mortensen delete Deflategate tweet because of Bill Simmons?

ESPN NFL reporter Chris Mortensen on Tuesday finally deleted his infamous tweet about Deflategate. Mort apparently figured out where the “delete” button was around the same time Bill Simmons started chiming in on his false report. Coincidence? Most people don’t seem to think so. Here is how Simmons demonstrated what he believes Mortensen should have…Read More

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