Skip Bayless Forced to Apologize to Chris Broussard
Skip should know better.
ESPN is in bed with Lebron James, so if Chris Broussard is a part of Lebron’s inner circle, did you really think ESPN was going to allow Bayless to tell Broussard he sold his “Journalistic Soul” to the King?
Skip gets a lot of rope, but in the end he is still an employee. Here was the forced apology.
“In the heat of that debate, Chris said a couple things about me that I found offensive. I thought Chris questioned my integrity. And yesterday, in the heat of the debate, I questioned Chris’s integrity.
I deeply regret that. I went too far. We spoke for about an hour last night, and I told him I was sorry for doing that. I have the utmost regard for Chris Broussard as a reporter. No finer reporter do I know … I have high regard for Chris as a human being. If nothing else, I hope this deepens or friendship.”
The reason Skip apologized is simple, he is paid well over 500k a year, to yell and drive ratings to ESPN First Take. So you could say he sold his journalistic soul to the World Wide Leader.
I doubt if he said Chris Broussard sold his soul to Speedy Claxton, anyone would have cared.
Nothing worse than the fake apology, but when having to decide between an apology or unemployment, the choice was pretty obvious.