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In other words...."She got PAID!!"Sage Steele Settles Lawsuit, Leaves ESPN So She Can Exercise Her ‘First Amendment Rights More Freely’
Veteran ESPN reporter Sage Steele has made a major announcement on social media after settling her lawsuit against the cable sports network and its owner Disney.
Steele took to her X account (formerly known as Twitter) to tell fans that her case is settled and she is now leaving the network.
“Having successfully settled my case with ESPN/Disney, I have decided to leave so I can exercise my first amendment rights more freely. I am grateful for so many wonderful experiences over the past 16 years and am excited for my next chapter!”
Steele, who joined ESPN in 2007, was suspended by the network in 2021 for her stance on the coronavirus vaccine. She was also admonished for talking about Barack Obama’s lineage and for speaking out about how too many women dress in today’s society on a podcast with former NFL player Jay Cutler.
After being suspended for exercising her freedom of speech, Steele sued Disney and ESPN in 2022. She accused her bosses of taking away high-profile assignments, violating her right to free speech, and breach of contract.
Sage Steele Settles Lawsuit, Leaves ESPN So She Can Exercise Her 'First Amendment Rights More Freely'