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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Media

Hines Ward joins NBC Sports, will appear on Football Night in America

Hines Ward will be making the transition from athlete to broadcaster now that he’s retired. The former Steelers receiver has been hired by NBC Sports according to SI media reporter Richard Deitsch. Deitsch says Ward will serve as an analyst for “Football Night in America,” college football and on the NBC Sports Network. NBC’s Football…Read More

Warren Sapp dropped by Showtime, returning to NFL Network

There was speculation that Warren Sapp might be out of his broadcasting gigs after his false snitch accusation about Jeremy Shockey, especially after he was reprimanded by NFL Network. But Sapp so far has gone 1-for-2 and is producing a batting average good enough to get him into the Hall of Fame. Showtime announced last…Read More

Reeves Nelson reportedly suing Sports Illustrated for $10 million

Nearly three months after an ugly expose on the UCLA basketball program was published in Sports Illustrated, former Bruins standout Reeves Nelson has filed a $10 million lawsuit against the magazine, according to TMZ. The minefield of a story, first released online in late February, paints the UCLA program as a mess, alleging a slew…Read More

ESPN addresses Sarah Phillips hiring, firing

ESPN executive vice president and executive editor John Walsh hosted an online chat Thursday and addressed the company’s decision to hire and later fire Sarah Phillips. Phillips was exposed this week by Deadspin as someone who was hired by ESPN to write for their “Page 2″ section despite having very little writing background. She leveraged…Read More

Jon Gruden, Mel Kiper Jr. have heated discussion over Russell Wilson (Video)

The ESPN NFL Draft set was never more animated than when the analysts began discussing quarterback prospect Russell Wilson. Early in the third round, the only quarterback taken on the second day was Brock Osweiler. ESPN showed draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr.’s quarterback board, and he said Wilson was more of a fourth-round prospect. Kiper’s…Read More

Warren Sapp ‘likely’ done at NFL Network, report says

Already filing for bankruptcy last week, Warren Sapp could be facing additional problems in his future. The Boston Globe reports Sapp’s stint as an analyst with NFL Network is “likely over.” This comes in the wake of Sapp’s controversial accusation last month that Jeremy Shockey was the whistle blower in the Saints’ bounty scandal. The…Read More

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