There have been rumblings over the past several weeks that longtime ESPN show host Michelle Beadle may be on the outs with the company she’s worked for since 2009.
Word on the street was the the bigwigs at ESPN were less-than-thrilled with the fact that Beadle failed to promote her program on outside venues and for rarely appearing on ESPN’s morning show Get Up!
Back in April, it was also reported that “factions in Bristol not enamored with” Beadle as the host of NBA Countdown.
Now a new report by SportsbyBrooks.com says Beadle “will probably no longer appear on ESPN on a regular basis and that the company has been contemplating possibly moving her to ABC.”
Reportedly, the higher-ups at ESPN began being disenchanted with Beadle ever since she admitted on the air that no longer watched the NFL or college football.
There’s a reason why this will be the second season I don’t watch NFL and I don’t spend my Saturdays watching college football either. I believe that the sport of football has set itself up to be in a position where it shows itself in the bigger picture to not really care about women — they don’t really care about people of color, but we won’t get into that for NFL either — but as a woman I feel like a person who has been marginalized.”
“And every single one of these stories that comes out, every single time, pushes me further and further away. I realize they don’t care, but for me it’s opened up my weekends. I appreciate you for giving that to me. I don’t care anymore. I’ve lost the ability to be surprised. You got three games. You could’ve been fired. They could’ve gotten away with not having to pay you a single dime. You survived it, and not only did you survive it, but you didn’t have the grace enough to at least look over the statement you were handed seven seconds before and pretend that you meant a single word in it. The entire thing is a disgrace. I’m just numb to it. I’m just ready for NBA to kick off, quite frankly. That’s what I’m here for.”