Shortly after ESPN announced that it was moving on from Simmons on Friday, reports circulated that the sports commentator wasn’t informed of the decision before the New York Times broke the news.
Speaking to reporters Tuesday, ESPN President John Skipper responded to a question about whether the report was correct.
“The narrative that you read is accurate,” Skipper told reporters following the ESPN Upfronts in New York. After a brief pause, Skipper chuckled and added, “I know I kind of dodged that, but I am going to.”
I wonder if Skipper, like that big baby over at WIP, invited NY Times reporters on First Take and then blindsided them with butthurt allegations. Probably not. Skipper wears big-boy pants.