Bill Simmons to Leave ESPN in September

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Bill Simmons is leaving ESPN, Richard Sandomir of the New York Times reports.

ESPN president John Skipper confirmed the news to Sandomir.

After becoming one of the country’s most popular sports columnists while writing for ESPN, Simmons founded Grantland.com and worked on the networks 30 For 30 documentary series.

His contract with ESPN is up later this year. In an interview with re/code in March, he questioned ESPN’s support for him and his site.

“I think they take it for granted. Not just how hard I work, but how hard everybody works.”

More to come…

Source: Business Insider | tmanfred@businessinsider.com (Tony Manfred)

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