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Did ESPN Suspend Darren Rovell From Using Twitter?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by YankeeFan, Apr 27, 2014.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Prolific tweeter Rovell has not tweeted in over a week, since he appologized shortly after mocking an obese fan at a Bulls game:

  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    They're making him take remedial math.

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  3. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    We will wait for your regular updates on Who Has Tweeted Since When. Mods, can you sticky this thread?
  4. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    LOL. It was big news here when Bruce Feldman was suspended:


    I find Rovell insufferable, but he has a big profile, and works for the largest sports media business. Twitter is his favorite forum. If he's been suspended from twitter by ESPN, that's news.

    And, it's always funny when ESPN refuses to comment.
  5. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member


    And when Feldman was suspended, the circumstance surrounding it warranted it. Because it was ridiculous. This, not so much.
  6. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Non story for the public at large maybe.

    But it is a story.

    He's obviously suspended. And, ESPN won't admit it.

    I always think it's funny when they want to punish someone, but not publicly admit to it.
  7. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Story for who, journalists?

    As a journalist, who cares? He said something stupid on Twitter. He gets suspended.

    He's virtually a nonfactor at the AWWL.
  8. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    It's very much a story if he got suspended.
  9. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    From ESPN, sure. From Twitter? Zzzzzzzz.
  10. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    It's a disciplinary action against a high-profile writer who is especially known for his use of the #1 social media platform in news. It's not a Sterling-esque story, but it's a story.

    Acting like people don't care about reporters and the inner workings of news organizations is just being blind to 21st-century reality.
  11. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Thank you.

    Rovell is annoying, but he has a big profile on twitter, and his absence is noticeable

    I'm not sure how often he gets on camera on the mothership, or if he has any standing appearances, so I'm not sure his absence there would be as noticeable. Has he been on the air since his last tweet? Does anyone know? Maybe he has been suspended from ESPN too.
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