ESPN Suspends Bill Simmons For Three Weeks


Controversy and the NFL are now synonymous. No one knows this better than ESPN’s Bill Simmons.

Yesterday Simmons was suspended by ESPN for comments made on his podcast regarding the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goddell.

"“I really hope somebody calls me or emails me and says I’m in trouble for anything I say about Roger Goodell, because if one person says that to me, I’m going public. You leave me alone. The commissioner’s a liar and I get to talk about that on my podcast. Thank you.”"

ESPN released this statement justifying the hosts’ suspension,

"“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.”"

Following ESPN’s suspension, #FreeSimmons quickly became the top trend in the United States on Twitter, with thousands of people tweeting their support for the writer. In 2013, ESPN banned Bill Simmons from Twitter due to other “controversial” issues.

See below for some of our favorite tweets from the Bill Simmons saga.

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