Dan Le Batard on Why He Had to Leave ESPN, Ups and Downs With Company

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By Jimmy Traina He details the end of his tenure with the network. 1. When it was announced in late 2020 that popular radio host Dan Le Batard and ESPN were parting ways, it was not a total shock, yet still shocking. There had been controversies along the way, with ESPN getting mad at Le Batard for talking politics, and Le Batard getting mad at ESPN for firing show producer Chris Cote (who Le Batard brought back and paid out of his own pocket). But Le Batard’s show was extremely popular and in a day and age where sports media is all about personalities, it was still surprising ESPN would just …

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