Over the past few years ESPN has lost most journalistic credit with me with the exception of a few pieces here and there online, Outside the Lines or E:60. They are so deep with leagues that it is hard for them to be really honest and dig on a lot of topics within the contracts they buy.
I know crap when I see it and ESPN has lost a lot of credit with how they cover some stories and with the lack of investigative stories that Yahoo has been accustomed to over the years. A lot of people there have the background but certain questions are never asked or probed. Just look at the questions Chris Fowler asked Cam Newton during the Heisman Trophy ceremony.
Now, ESPN is saying they never suspended Bruce Feldman at all:
"There was never any suspension or any other form of disciplinary action. We took the time to review his upcoming work assignments in light of the book to which he contributed and will manage any conflicts or other issues as needed. Bruce has resumed his assignments."
That was it. So, why did ESPN use the word 'resume?' To me that means there was a time that he was not allowed to work on any ESPN platform, and that included his twitter account. I am sure had there been no suspension that Feldman would have been on twitter to some degree last night.
ESPN executives are treating this like an irresponsible rumor, but something that blew up so fast last night and itno Friday morning did it take approximately 20 hours to issue a response. Well Chris LaPlaca an executive from ESPN would like you to think it was a rumor.
Love Twitter, but we've all just seen its danger: rumor presented as fact. Feldman never suspended. http://es.pn/nODkCj
The press release by ESPN is nothing more then them trying to cover their tracks, and no one is buying it all. Glad to see Feldman back at work since he is amazing at what he does. Here is to some hope that Craig James does go run for some government office because that will remove him from being on ESPN since there would be no way for his opponent to be given equal time. Knowing James he will find a way to satay on television and work in the government.
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