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this is a discussion within the NFL Community Forum; ESPN pontificator Bill Simmons called NFL commissioner Roger Goodell a liar, and dared his bosses to call him on it. So they did. ESPN put out a statement saying Simmons was suspended three weeks for his profane tirade against Goodell. ...

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Old 09-24-2014, 11:23 PM   #1
 
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Bill Simmons provokes ESPN to suspend him, they oblige

ESPN pontificator Bill Simmons called NFL commissioner Roger Goodell a liar, and dared his bosses to call him on it.

So they did.

ESPN put out a statement saying Simmons was suspended three weeks for his profane tirade against Goodell.

“Every employee must be accountable to ESPN and those engaged in our editorial operations must also operate within ESPN’s journalistic standards,” the statement read. “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.”

There’s no word as to whether that suspension is paid or unpaid — such that it matters, since any millions given to Simmons pales to the billions (as in 15.2) they give the NFL.

But it’s increasingly obvious that the four-letter network is willing to listen to criticism, after some holes were poked in their investigation of the Ray Rice suspension.

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Old 09-25-2014, 01:44 AM   #2
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Get this - Roger Goodell is a liar and I hate ESPN with a passion!
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When is the NFL going to suspend Roger Goodell
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Doesn't suspending him press his right of freedom of speech?
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Doesn't suspending him press his right of freedom of speech?
ESPN is not the government.
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Old 09-25-2014, 05:05 PM   #6
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Oh too funny. Bill Simmons has backbone. He said what he and many NFL fans have been saying on line.
I really wish for the stories to die out as they were and now Simmons has brought them all up again.
Time for football and NFL owners are not firing RG.

So many good football players off the field deserve their time to be in the news for their performance on the field, but for also their good deeds off the field. Press should be on these guys rather than those former NFL players.













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