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Bill Simmons reportedly was suspended by ESPN from Twitter for a few days for criticizing “First Take” last week.
Last Thursday, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman went on the offensive attacking host Skip Bayless during an appearance on the ESPN morning show. The video went viral, and there was no comment from ESPN on the embarrassing segment.
Simmons, who is the most popular writer at the network, addressed the Sherman-Bayless exchange on his Twitter account later that night.
“I am not defending this segment,” Simmons tweeted before linking to video of the exchange. “I thought it was awful and embarrassing to everyone involved. Seriously.”
He also sent this critical tweet:
But what bothers me about the reaction to that segment is people saying Richard Sherman “won.” Nobody won. Everyone lost. Including ESPN.
— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) March 8, 2013
The interview gained plenty of attention because Sherman refused to go along with the questions asked of him and instead...
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Remember when Bill Simmons criticized First Take in the wake of Richard Sherman’s appearance? Well, apparently, ESPN didn’t like him criticizing the show so they decided to teach him a lesson by suspending him from Twitter.That’ll teach him to tell the truth about First Take.The post ESPN suspended Bill Simmons from Twitter for criticizes First Take first appeared on No Guts, No Glory.
Scott and I decided to talk about the Bill Simmons twitter suspension and ESPN’s lack of comment on it. Not necessarily the normal topic of conversation on the site, but one that we both cared to touch on.
Here’s what else we talked about that I can remember…
First Take and the battle of Richard Sherman and Skip Bayless
Skip Bayless’ history as a journalist
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