Those of you who get your news from conventional sources (rather than the blogs) already know about the brewing scandal surrounding ESPN and one of its reporters.
According to online reports, ESPN’s Erin Andrews, a wildly popular, curvaceous, flaxen haired reporter was filmed surreptitiously through holes drilled into the walls of at least two hotel rooms.
The pervert posted footage of Andrews beautifying herself and stepping out of the shower, etc., on YouTube.
TMZ.com believes the culprit is a member of ESPN’s own production crew who was familiar with Erin’s travel itinerary.
In all, there are said to be 6 videos filmed of Erin in different hotel rooms around the country. The police are actively investigating the case.
This puts ESPN in a very bad position. And as you can imagine, the sports network doesn’t wish to draw anymore attention to the entire sordid affair as it relentlessly hunts down the sicko, while pretending not to know he’s one of their own.
So when the NY Post ran 3 images taken from one of the grainy videos in its paper yesterday, ESPN’s top brass took immediate action.
According to the AJC, ESPN banned all NY Post reporters from appearing as guests on its network. ESPN regularly uses Post reporters as guests to provide sports analysis on its shows.
“While we understand the Post’s decision to cover this as a news story, their running photos obtained in such a fashion went well beyond the boundaries of common decency in the interest of sensationalism,” said ESPN senior vice president of communications Chris LaPlaca in a statement released Wednesday night.
Click the link to see what all the hoopla is about (NSFW)