Bill Simmons suspended by ESPN

ESPN dropped the hammer on Bill Simmons, announcing a three-week suspension after a recent podcast reportedly featured Simmons calling NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell a liar and daring the company to punish him for it. ESPN issued a statement on the punishment, “Every employee must be accountable to ESPN and those engaged in our editorial operations must also operate within ESPN’s journalistic standards. 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.” SI reports that the suspension applies to all mediums for Simmons, including Twitter.

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