Sage Steele Exits ESPN After Settling Lawsuit

Longtime SportsCenter co-anchor Sage Steele has decided to leave ESPN after settling her lawsuit against ESPN/Disney. “Having successfully settled my case with ESPN/Disney, I have decided to leave so I can exercise my first amendment rights more freely,” Steele revealed Tuesday on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter. “I am grateful for so many wonderful experiences over the past 16 years and am excited for my next chapter!” Steele sued ESPN and corporate parent Disney in April 2022 for allegedly violating both her contract and free speech rights.

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The conflict echoes the media giant’s First Amendment fight against Ron DeSantis over the “Don’t Say Gay” bill.

ESPN Anchor Sage Steele Sues Network

SportsCenter co-anchor Sage Steele has sued ESPN and corporate parent The Walt Disney Co. for allegedly violating both her contract and her free speech rights, according to multiple reports. Steele is reportedly claiming that the network “sidelined” her last year after she made remarks about ESPN’s COVID policy and former President Barack Obama’s ethnic identity.

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