Not surprising, given what happened last year, but interesting nonetheless. It reeks to me of corporate spite — Simmons is both the best and best-known sportswriter today. He produces great work and brings a large audience. The only reason I can see for ESPN to let him go is that they just can’t abide his stridently independent voice.
No comment yet from Simmons, but I’m interested to see where he lands: another big corporate gig, or does he strike out on his own?
★ Friday, 8 May 2015