Kirk Minihane has had a pivotal last 12 months in both his life and career. The former WEEI radio host took a leave of absence last August due to mental health concerns after experiencing suicidal thoughts. That lead to him taking more time off in September.
A couple months later, Minihane was ready to come back to WEEI, but WEEI didn’t seem ready for him. That resulted in Minihane leaving the station for Entercom, launching a show on Radio.com.
After a few uneventful months, Minihane revealed that he was leaving Entercom last week. He wasn’t a free agent for long, because Dave Portnoy revealed Thursday night that Minihane would be joining Barstool Sports, which Minihane himself confirmed minutes later.
— Dave Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) May 31, 2019
The greatest week of free agency in history is over. I now work for @barstoolsports.
— Kirk Minihane (@kirkmin) May 31, 2019
This shouldn’t be much of a surprise. In between his WEEI and Entercom stints, Minihane was a co-host with Portnoy on Barstool Radio during this year’s Super Bowl week. Since then, Minihane has been tweeting and retweeting people defending Barstool against WEEI’s reporting about Barstool’s sponsorship of a Bruins rally towel given out before Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final.
Minihane’s exact role at Barstool is still unknown, but he will be revealing more details during a Periscope broadcast Friday morning.