Kirk Minihane

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.

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.

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