01.27.10

ESPN : Fully Respectful Of Paul Shirley’s Right To Express Himself (Somewhere Else)

Posted in Basketball, Free Expression, non-sporting journalism at 4:01 pm by

“He was a part-time freelance contributor. The views he expressed on another site of course do not at all reflect our company’s views on the Haiti relief efforts. He will no longer contribute to ESPN.”

So reads the unattributed statement from ESPN Media Zone. And full credit to the widely-vilified Shirley — it’s awfully difficult to cause the network to disassociate itself nearly this fast from a person who’s kept his pants on.

2 Responses to “ESPN : Fully Respectful Of Paul Shirley’s Right To Express Himself (Somewhere Else)”

  1. jason cohen says:

    Fortunately, John Buccigross is there to keep ESPN’s music coverage going.

  2. GC says:

    to say nothing of the Sports Putz, Jason. Surely (Shirley?) Paul’s absence means someone else is gonna have to pick up the slack with a provocative “Adam Duritz > John Fogerty” editorial.

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