Sources: Three Longtime USA Today Sports Columnists Take Buyouts
Three USA Today sports reporters took a buyout from the paper today, according to sources. The three columnists' buyouts contain a contingency that allows them to rescind those buyouts within a two-week period, sources said. Longtime columnists Michael Hiestand, Jon Saraceno and Mike Lopresti accepted buyouts on Friday. Saraceno has been with the paper for 25 years, while Hiestand has written for the paper for two decades. Lopresti has been a columnist for USA Today and Gannett newspapers for 38 years.