Bill Simmons rips Mike & Mike over Rick Pitino interview

Bill Simmons has plenty of reasons to bash ESPN, as the company basically let him go over a contract dispute after 14 years on the job and then shutdown his online magazine Grantland, and he took to Twitter today to lay waste to the network even more.

This time, Simmons’ target was ESPN radio show Mike & Mike in the Morning and the interview they had with Louisville head coach Rick Pitino. The Hall of Famer discussed the alleged prostitution scandal that has rocked his program since the summer and continued to deny any wrongdoing on his end. Sure enough, Simmons went to town on Twitter.

I hope Rick Pitino can recover from that vicious grilling that Mike and Mike gave him today.

— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) March 15, 2016

"Hey Rick, your program used hookers to recruit teenagers and you're saying you're not accountable – so, um, who's winning the tournament?"

— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) March 15, 2016

"Hey Rick – you presided over an escort scandal that got your school banned from the tournament and you didn't quit. Who are your sleepers?

— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) March 15, 2016

"Hey Rick, you've had two damaging scandals at Louisville and you refuse to step down – what's it like to coach against your son?"

— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) March 15, 2016

"Hey Rick – most schools give their recruits free dinners, your school gave them free orgasms. What do you think of the one-and-done rule?"

— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) March 15, 2016

Clearly, there’s no love lost between Simmons and ESPN, especially after the company said that he couldn’t interview their employees on his podcast.

Just the same, Bill Simmons is being just a bit harsh. Yes, the Louisville prostitution scandal is something that needs to be discussed in depth, especially what Pitino exactly knew, but it isn’t Simmons place to call out his former employee for how they conduct interviews, or even business.

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