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ESPN Radio Suspends Hosts For Transphobic Comments

We strongly believe two of our employees crossed the line when discussing a transsexual person on their program last Thursday. Such intolerance and insensitivity will never be tolerated by this company. Due to the nature of this conversation, the pair have been temporarily removed from ESPN980′s Sports Reporters program.”

ESPN Radio in a statement to GLAAD announcing the suspension of Steve Czaban and Andy Pollin after they ridiculed transgender basketball player Gabrielle Ludwig on air last week.

By:           Les Fabian Brathwaite
On:           Dec 13, 2012
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  • 7 Comments
    • 2eo
      2eo

      Excellent news, hopefully the courts see this as enough reason for their complete removal from ESPN, kudos to them for working so quickly.

      Dec 13, 2012 at 9:24 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Raquel Santiago
      Raquel Santiago

      Agreed, we are getting there, still a long way to go but this is a step in the right direction.

      Dec 13, 2012 at 9:26 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • LaTeesha
      LaTeesha

      Good.

      Dec 13, 2012 at 12:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • EdWoody
      EdWoody

      Only temporarily?

      Dec 13, 2012 at 2:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charli Girl
      Charli Girl

      i heard these goons on Michael Singorile…
      My thoughts: Those MOE RONS dont have HALF
      the courage that woman does!!!
      They sounded like insecure rednex banging on their banjos!!!

      Im looking forward to hearing that theyve bern fired and BLACKBALLED in their industry!
      Use them idiots as an example.No tolerance for hate ESPECIALLY by an idiot with a microphone!!

      I will be laughing JUST as hard as they were when they were belittling her!!!

      Dec 13, 2012 at 5:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      Jockbrains! That says it all!

      Dec 14, 2012 at 1:18 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Thad1527
      Thad1527

      I love Gabrielle Ludwig. As her teammate, Amy Woo, said, “We all love her. If someone is going to talk against her, they are talking against all of us because it’s like she is part of a family.”

      Dec 14, 2012 at 12:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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