Bill Simmons is leaving ESPN and, oh, boy, that’s a bombshell.
The news, first reported by the New York Times, has Twitter in a tizzy.
ESPN released the following statement, suggesting it was their decision to let the Sports Guy walk.
“I decided today that we are not going to renew Bill Simmons’ contract. We have been in negotiations and it was clear it was time to move on. ESPN’s relationship with Bill has been mutually beneficial – he has produced great content for us for many years and ESPN has provided him many new opportunities to spread his wings. We wish Bill continued success as he plans his next chapter. ESPN remains committed to Grantland and we have a strong team in place.”
So Grantland stays. But what about the 30 For 30 film series? What about Cousin Sal?
So. Many. Questions.
The news comes after months of public tension between Simmons and ESPN, including a suspension for criticizing Roger Goodell.
His next landing place? Hell if I know.
Do you have a guess?