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ESPN.com columnist Bill Simmons serving two-week suspension from Twittering

ESPN.com columnist Bill Simmons is serving an ESPN-imposed two-week suspension from Twitter, Steve Krakauer writes. ESPN.com editor-in-chief Rob King wrote a blog post on ESPN.com explaining the suspension, saying it was in reference to a recent Simmons tweet regarding WEEI. "We have internal guidelines designed to inform how we discuss the topic of sports media," King writes. "These guidelines are important us, because they help maintain the credibility with which ESPN operates. No one knows the guidelines better than Bill Simmons, and he customarily works within these standards. . . . Regardless of the provocation, Bill’s communication regarding WEEI fell short of those standards. So we’ve taken appropriate measures." || Link to King’s explanation. Here. || Andre Bucholz finds this issue a little silly. Here. || paidContent weighs in. Here. || Chris Byrne of Eye on Sports Media weighs in, too. Here. || As does Mike Silva at New York Baseball Digest. Here.
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