Bill Simmons: ESPN is in the bag for the NFL

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Former ESPN personality Bill Simmons is firing shots at his former employer over its obvious allegiance to the NFL… especially its New England Patriots #Deflategate reporting.

Simmons is saying what most people outside of New England won’t say – the network is in the bag!

“Granted, I’m a little biased here,” he said in his new podcast. “The way everyone else was covering Roger Goodell in this whole story versus the way ESPN covered it, it was embarrassing. I couldn’t believe nobody called out ESPN about it.”

“You have Dan Wetzel at Yahoo, you had Sally Jenkins at the Washington Post, you had all the people in Boston, you had different radio personalities, and people really going after how the NFL was handling this, how Goodell was handling this, all this stuff. Especially in the weeks after the broken cell phone thing, when it came out that they had obviously leaked stuff and something really legitimately shady was going on, and yet if you went to ESPN you didn’t see anything…

“It’s hard to come away from that and not think that ESPN is in the bag for the NFL, because they were.”

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