Dick Vitale’s Doctor Clears Him to Give Speech at ESPYs

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By Jelani Scott The legendary ESPN broadcaster will receive the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance on July 20. After battling the effects of dysplasia on his vocal cords over the last several months, Dick Vitale received word Friday that he has been cleared to speak ahead of next week’s ESPYs. In the weeks since the longtime ESPN college basketball broadcaster was named as the recipient of the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance, many have wondered if Vitale’s health would prevent him from giving a speech at the ceremony on July 20. The 83-year-old put those concerns to rest after sharing a video on Tw…

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