Found March 14, 2013 on Sports Media Watch:
ESPN has reportedly suspended Bill Simmons from Twitter for criticizing “ESPN First Take.” In other news, ESPN has officially announced the hire of former Ravens star Ray Lewis, and former Knicks great Patrick Ewing will [...]
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