UPDATE: This is the weakest suspension ever. He’s still allowed to tweet promotions for his new book, but nothing else.
Original: ESPN is suspending its hotshot writer Bill Simmons from Twitter for two weeks.
The reason: He started mouthing off at Boston sports station WEEI on Twitter. WEEI is an ESPN partner.
Simmons Tweeted, “Hey WEEI: You were wrong, I did a Boston interview today. With your competition. Rather give them ratings over deceitful scumbags like you.” It looks like he has since deleted the Tweet.
It’s a bit odd for someone to be suspended from a third-party platform, but Simmons is their most popular writer. Whatever he says will be associated with ESPN. He has over a million followers on Twitter.
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