– “ESPN has suspended Grantland editor-in-chief Bill Simmons for three weeks after he repeatedly called NFL commissioner Roger Goodell a “liar” during a profane tirade on a podcast. The network announced the suspension Wednesday. “Every employee must be accountable to ESPN and those engaged in our editorial operations must also operate within ESPN’s journalistic standards,” ESPN said in a statement. “We have worked hard to ensure that our recent NFL coverage has met that criteria.” “Bill Simmons did not meet those obligations in a recent podcast, and as a result we have suspended him for three weeks,” the statement read.” – FROM ESPN.COM
Bill Simmons is just an asshole and attention whore, this was all just a publicity stunt. To go on a Podcast and act like a badass then threaten ESPN to do something about it is all a publicity stunt. He then says hes going to “go public” if ESPN fines or suspends him. Well guess what Bill, they did, the ball is back in your court.. Go public about what?? The fact that he stated all of this about Goodell 2 weeks after is so late its almost comical. Not to mention the Maddenism in being bold about something that everything else also believes..
Things Bill Simmons will be criticizing when he returns from his suspension in 3 weeks:
*Grady leaving Pedro on the hill
*The ball getting through Buckners legs
*The Sox trading Babe Ruth
Please on behalf of everyone Bill Simmons, please just go away.