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Published February 12, 2013
BACK IN THE FOLD: Blogger Ed Sherman reported former FanHouse.com columnist Jay Mariotti is “returning to ESPN.” Mariotti wrote in an e-mail that he is “working ‘a freelance storytelling’ assignment.” He added the assignment is “potentially a longer-form piece the network does so well,” and he has "started working on a particular project." Sherman wrote it “isn’t a surprise that Mariotti hooked up with ESPN again.” Even though he was “dismissed, Mariotti still continued to speak highly of the network, lauding the work done at various levels” (SHERMANREPORT.com, 2/11).
PERTINENT INFO: In Tampa, Tom Jones wrote ESPN's Lisa Salters had a “nice update during Sunday's Lakers-Heat broadcast on a special undershirt" that Lakers C Dwight Howard "wore to help with his injured right shoulder.” Salters explained on the ABC telecast that Howard “had to get permission from the NBA to wear it.” She “described in detail what the therapeutic undershirt did." Salters "deserves a pat on the back for the report.” Salters “does a heck of a job on ABC's NBA coverage, particularly with in-game interviews” (TAMPA BAY TIMES, 2/11).