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.
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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