According to Sports Business Daily the choice to sit out his show Monday was Dan Le Batard’s because the host was not in the right frame of mind to go on the air. The publication is also reporting that ESPN is mulling over whether or not to suspend Le Batard for crossing the line into politics.
It was last Thursday that Le Batard criticized President Trump about immigration and ESPN for its no-politics policy. Le Batard missed an hour of his Friday shift and his entire show Monday. He’s one of ESPN’s most popular syndicated hosts and recently launched his own podcast network. He’s based in Miami and is the son of Cuban immigrants.
John Ourand of Sports Business Daily reports that Le Batard spent the weekend trying to convince ESPN President Jimmy Pitaro to relax the policy. Now Pitaro and ESPN have to decide if they are going to stand behind their policy and suspend Le Batard or let what he said slide and hope it doesn’t happen again.
If you were in the same situation ESPN is now in, what would you do?