Bruce Feldman Rips ESPN: Dan Patrick Interview Audio-Sep. 1, 2011
Bruce Feldman Left ESPN After His Controversial Supension. On Thursday, September 1, 2011, Feldman Talk to Dan Patrick and Ripped ESPN. Here is the Audio
Bruce Feldman is no longer with ESPN. The college football insider was suspended (more or less) by ESPN because of a book he wrote with former Texas Tech head coach Mike Leach.
On September 1, 2011, Bruce Feldman announced that he was leaving ESPN and moving to CBS Sports. He also appeared on Dan Patrick's radio show and unloaded on ESPN. He told his side of the story, talking about how ESPN froze him out of the company, forbidding him from covering an SEC event and essentially having him banned from ESPN programs.
Here is an excerpt from the Dan Patrick-Bruce Feldman 2011 interview:
"ESPN approved me doing the book with Mike Leach. They had benefited from my access, asked me to come on SportsCenter the day Leach was fired. I said, "I want to be clear, you identify me as writing a book with Mike Leach, not about Mike Leach." They said yes and I did several SportsCenter hits that day. They asked for my help to set up a Leach interview after he had been fired. I knew that Leach was gonna sue them, in the spring of 2010, at that point he'd gotten the documentation and they had under-oath depositions with Craig James, which are all in the back of the book for the readers to see, it's record.
When I had went to my bosses at ESPN Magazine, up the food chain, they were clear on it. They knew what was gonna be in the book. They knew there was gonna be a lawsuit. Six months before the book went to print, I talked to ESPN's lawyers. So when it came out in mid-July and Norby and Vince or whoever got really angry, they shouldn't have been surprised."
Here is Bruce Feldman-Dan Patrick interview audio (mp3)