Industry Scuttlebutt: Bill Simmons Wants Out Of ESPN, And The Offers Are Already Coming In

A couple of weeks ago, star ESPN columnist/talking head/“shadow president”/podcaster Bill Simmons called the commissioner of the NFL a liar and challenged his ESPN bosses to punish him for it.

They did.

Simmons is currently serving a three-week suspension without pay.

He’s apparently pretty upset about it, and now people wonder whether he’s going to stay at ESPN for the long term.

We’ve spoken to a few executives at several old and new media companies about the situation.

Here is the scuttlebutt:

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