Dan Le Batard is probably facing another suspension after publicly criticizing ESPN and saying that Kentucky coach John Calipari is allowed to use the network as his own personal recruiting tool.
This is unseemly, “This is ESPN being in on the deal. And there’s no getting around this. I can moralize and gasbag all I want, but this is ESPN in on the deal. A texter writes in, ‘Dan, any thoughts on what ESPN is doing today with Calipari? It comes off like a gross recruiting tool for Kentucky. Calling moms of former players, letting him schmooze live on the air, does ESPN have any obligation to keep clear of this type of thing?’”
“It’s simply not right to give him the entire platform to be out recruiting by himself,” “It’s not the coaches coming through the carwash. It’s one super famous coach who already has a recruiting advantage using all of our platforms to go into full salesman mode. ESPN is doing something wrong today as part of this transaction, and I’m right in on it.”
Dan Le Batard is 100 percent in the right here but ESPN will likely continue schmoozing up certain college coaches to get interviews in exchange for airtime and it’s disgusting.