ESPN Suspends Bill Simmons for Criticism of Roger Goodell

By: Richard Deitsch | Sports Illustrated

One of the most popular figures in sports media dared ESPN management to take him to task for his comments about NFL commissioner Roger Goodell earlier this week. And management obliged.

ESPN suspended Bill Simmons, the commentator and editor-in-chief of Grantland, for three weeks after he called Goodell a “liar” (among other things) on his podcast, The B.S. Report, following Goodell’s press conference last week on the league’s ongoing domestic violence issues.

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