ESPN has suspended ESPN2’s First Take host Dana Jacobson for comments she made at a celebrity roast for ESPN Radio personalities Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic.
Jacobson had apparently been drinking, and launched into a sting of expletives directed at Notre Dame, and Jesus.
It’s sure doesn’t fit with the image that I’ve had of Jacobson, who is one of the ESPN personalities that I don’t mind at all. (Though that feeling might not be shared at ESPN.)
In a story about the roast that appeared in The Press of Atlantic City, this was the only mention of Jacobson:
ESPN anchor Dana Jacobson made an absolute fool of herself, swilling vodka from a Belvedere bottle, mumbling along and cursing like a sailor as Mike & Mike rested their heads in their hands in embarrassment. Griffin came to the podium to defend her after she was booed by the crowd. Ross eventually had to pull her off stage, too.
This incident took place on January 11th, but is just being dealt with now?
Here’s a few links on the story:
Chicago Tribune: ESPN benches Jacobson for Notre Dame rant
Deadspin: ESPN Sends Dana Jacobson Away For A Week
Awful Announcing: ESPN And Jacobson Respond To Roast Comments