1. One of the weirdest things in the sports media right now, at least for me, is suing Sage Steele while still working for ESPN.
In April, Steele filed a lawsuit against the network and its parent company, Disney, alleging that it had been punished for commenting on Jay Cutler’s podcast, in violation of his first rights of modification and contract. (Steele told Cutler that ESPN’s vaccine mandate was “sick” and “scary.”)
Steele claims that he was excluded by ESPN after his performance and that ESPN claims that Steele was not penalized because he was still paid.
I just don’t know how you can sue your company and still show up for work every day, and I don’t know how anyone can sue you and still air every day. Obviously, there are contractual obligations here and, like everything in the world, there is a moolah. But clumsiness – on both sides – would be too much for me.
As if things weren’t problematic enough, the details of Steele’s and ESPN’s relationship will now be revealed, as ESPN wants to dismiss Steele’s action.
Among ESPN’s alleged revelations:
- Halle Berry’s PR team did not want Steele to interview the actress at the 2021 ESPNW summit after Steele’s appearance on the Cutler podcast caused so much controversy.
- The V Foundation asked ESPN to remove Steele from his job at a fundraising event because he made unscientific comments about the coronavirus vaccine on Cutler’s podcast.
- SteN’s ESPN colleague NFL analyst Ryan Clark refused to cooperate with him.
Clark addressed the tweet after details of ESPN’s initiative were released late last week.
Well, it certainly didn’t put out the fire!
This is mere speculation on my part, but if I were to think so, Steele would probably want to leave the network and the network would probably want Steele to leave, but there is the problem of contracts and money that I mentioned earlier.
ESPN’s proposal says Steele has a contract with the network until 2024 and earns about $ 3 million a year.
And that’s why Steele continues to anchor SportsCenter every day, no matter how inconvenient it may be for both parties.
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2. Charles Barkley told Pat McAfee on Friday about the philosophy he would do for big money:
“I don’t condemn other people. If someone gave me $ 200 million, I’d kill a relative. … Hey, I’m serious, Phil Mickelson got $ 200 million and Dustin Johnson $ 150 million. Hey, for $ 150 million, I’d kill a relative. I even liked one! ”
3. It wasn’t a nice move by Phillies’ first player, Rhys Hoskins.
4. Vince McMahon’s trick needs to be opened Friday night SmackDown promo (which ultimately said nothing) on the same day he left the company after WWE discovered the ratings of alleged payments that McMahon made to someone with whom he had a relationship. SmackDown increased by 26% overall and by 46% for the 18-49 demo. Something in the WWE to get a rating.
5. The NBA Finals are over, but Draymond Green is still making fun of him.
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