ESPN finally released a statement on the Bruce Feldman saga this afternoon. Bruce has indeed been freed. Here is what the leader had to say:
“There was never any suspension or any other form of disciplinary action. We took the time to review his upcoming work assignments in light of the book to which he contributed and will manage any conflicts or other issues as needed. Bruce has resumed his assignments.”
A few obvious questions… 1) If there was no suspension why did he have the need to “resume his assignments?” 2) If there was no suspension, why did it take ESPN nearly 24 hours to dispute the report? 3) What conflicts does ESPN envision? 4) Why has Craig James still not been disciplined yet?
We’ll leave those questions and the actual validity of ESPN’s statement for another day. For now, rejoice in the power of Twitter and sports fans to do the right thing. If you’ve ever doubted your ability to make change and have a voice, doubt them no more. I feel like there should be some sort of inspirational movie scene to play me off…