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John Skipper Unexpectedly Resigns As ESPN President, Cites Substance Addiction

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 18 / 17

JOHN SKIPPER abruptly resigned as ESPN President this morning, a move that sent shock waves through the sports world. Skipper, who cited a substance addiction problem for his decision, has been ESPN’s president since ’12. He will be replaced on an interim basis by GEORGE BODENHEIMER ,...

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Tags: People and Pop Culture, ESPN

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