Michelle Beadle could reportedly be removed from on-air role with ESPN
There have been rumblings that Michelle Beadle could be out as the host of ESPN’s “NBA Countdown” next season, and it turns out she may be removed from any on-air role with the network altogether.
SportsbyBrooks.com reports that Beadle may not appear on any ESPN show going forward, and she could be moved to ABC. If Beadle is removed, the decision will reportedly have something to do with the way she spoke out against the sport of football last August during an episode of “Get Up.”
Beadle was angry that former Ohio State coach Urban Meyer was not fired after he knew a member of his staff had been accused of domestic violence.
“I believe that the sport of football has set itself up to be in a position where it shows itself in the bigger picture to not really care about women,” Beadle said at the time. “They don’t really care about people of color, but we won’t get into that for NFL either – but as a woman I feel like a person who has been marginalized. And every single one of these stories that comes out, every single time, pushes me further and further away.”
Beadle left “Get Up” shortly after making the comments and became the host of “NBA Countdown.” There have been reports that “NBA Countdown” will be totally revamped next season, so Beadle seems unlikely to return. ESPN has also apparently been unhappy with her for not fulfilling responsibilities off the air.