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Monday on The Jump, Rachel Nichols addressed the leaked audio clip of her discussing ESPN’s decision to bypass her and name Maria Taylor host of NBA Countdown.
Rachel Nichols opening comments on Monday’s live episode of “The Jump”: pic.twitter.com/VpI826k0pp
— Meg Turner (@megnturner_) July 5, 2021
“The first thing they teach you in journalism school is don’t be the story,” Nichols begins. “I don’t plan to break that rule today.
“But I also don’t want to let this moment pass without saying how much I respect and how much I value our colleagues here at ESPN. How deeply, deeply sorry I am for disappointing those I hurt, particularly, Maria Taylor.”
In the leaked conversation, Nichols didn’t say anything for which she should apologize, aside from her laughable belief that her bosses voted for Donald Trump, of course.
This audio was held for an entire year and leaked three weeks before Maria Taylor’s contract expires. The clip was leaked to assist in Taylor’s unreasonable demands for $8 million a year.
Nichols just gave the leaker exactly what it wanted: she helped paint the pampered Maria Taylor as a victim.
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