UPDATE: Sam Ponder has clarified her original comments and apologized for tagging Dan Katz in her initial tweet, when it was Barstool Sports president Dave Portnoy who was responsible for the offensive article.
Sam Ponder doesn’t seem too thrilled about Barstool Sports’ upcoming new show on ESPN.
On Monday night, the NFL Sunday Countdown host took to Twitter to call out Barstool Sports for an old and offensive post that was titled, “Sam Ponder Is In Her Ivory Tower Looking Down At All The Blogs Who Decided To Disagree With Ray Rice KO’ing His Wife.”
The article contains offensive content directed at Ponder, which she didn’t take too kindly to.
So with Barstool Sports’ Barstool Van Talk featuring Dan Katz and PFT Commenter on ESPN2 Tuesday night, Ponder decided to “welcome” one of the show’s new hosts by reminding him of the site’s previous content.
Katz let Ponder know that he did not write the article.
That wasn’t enough, though, because Ponder accused Katz of deleting a tweet towards her along with a “she’s a slut” rundown from Barstool Sports.
Eventually, Katz gave up on the debate.
ESPN knew the risk they were taking when they partnered with the edgy brand that has received its fair share of criticism for misogyny in the past, but they ultimately decided it was worth it. After all, Barstool Sports has an incredible loyal following.
Whether the partnership works out remains to be seen, but we don’t expect to see Sam Ponder and the guys at Barstool exchanging pleasantries anytime soon.
Photo Credit: Instagram/Sam Ponder