Colin Cowherd pulled off ESPN shows a week early after comments
Colin Cowherd is already leaving ESPN, so the network has no desire to let him continue ruining their reputation with his controversial comments.
ESPN announced Friday that Cowherd will no longer appear on the network:
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
Sports Business Journal’s John Ourand reports that the termination of Cowherd comes a week early.
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
Cowherd will be leaving ESPN for FOX Sports, which outbid the four-letter network for the personality’s services. Cowherd is receiving backlash for his comments made about Dominican baseball players on his radio show Thursday. There is no reason for ESPN to let the controversy continue and give them negative publicity.
Cowherd later apologized:
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