ESPN has officially handed down its suspension to Tony Kornheiser and it’s not for three days as originally reported, but for two weeks. Apparently the Powers That Be at ESPN decided that what Mr. Tony said about Hannah Storm’s wardrobe was egregious and harmful. So the suspension that apparently began yesterday will last for ten business days. The statement from ESPN Corporate.
“Tony Kornheiser’s comments about Hannah Storm were entirely inappropriate. Hurtful and personal comments such as these are not acceptable and have significant consequences. Tony has been suspended from PTI for two weeks. Hannah is a respected colleague who has been an integral part of the success of our morning SportsCenter.”John Skipper, ESPN Executive Vice President, Content
Dan Levy of On The DL writes in the Sporting Blog that Kornheiser addressed the suspension on his radio show today. It’s an interesting reaction to say the least. As I wrote in my original post on the matter today, is this based on face value or is there something behind the move? We’ll continue to monitor.