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ESPN’s Sage Steele booted off ‘SportsCenter,’ apologizes for recent controversial comments

Longtime ESPN SportsCenter anchor Sage Steele won’t appear on SportsCenter this week and has apologized following a backlash over recent comments she made about former President Barack Obama and female sports reporters who are harassed.

Steele will also no longer appear as a host and moderator of the 2021 espnW: Women + Sports Summit, which is scheduled to take place later this month, according to a source not authorized to speak publicly. She is expected to return to her role as co-anchor of the noon SportsCenter next week.

While appearing on former NFL quarterback Jay Cutler’s most recent podcast, Steele made controversial remarks about ESPN’s vaccine mandate, claimed young women bore responsibility if men sexually harass them, and chided Obama for declaring himself Black on his Census form.

Like Steele, Obama comes from a mixed-race family — Obama’s father was Black, but he was raised by his mother and maternal

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ESPN’s Sage Steele off ‘SportsCenter,’ apologizes for comments about Barack Obama, sexual harassment

Longtime ESPN SportsCenter anchor Sage Steele won’t appear on SportsCenter this week and has apologized following a backlash over recent comments she made about former President Barack Obama and female sports reporters who are harassed.

Steele will also no longer appear as a host and moderator of the 2021 espnW: Women + Sports Summit, which is scheduled to take place later this month, according to a source not authorized to speak publicly. She is expected to return to her role as co-anchor of the noon SportsCenter next week.

While appearing on former NFL quarterback Jay Cutler’s most recent podcast, Steele made controversial remarks about ESPN’s vaccine mandate, claimed young women bore responsibility if men sexually harass them, and chided Obama for declaring himself Black on his Census form.

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Like Steele, Obama comes from a

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Kevin Negandhi Apologizes for Lenny Dykstra F-Bomb on ESPN

When Lenny Dykstra is involved, it’s always a good idea to expect some strong four-letter words. ESPN apologized Wednesday after airing a clip in which Dykstra dropped two f-bombs, according to Awful Announcing. 

The clip — which promoted the network’s upcoming documentary on the 1986 New York Mets — featured Dykstra recalling a play from the team’s World Series run. Dykstra used two f-bombs in the clip.

On the surface, that shouldn’t be a problem. ESPN included profanity in “The Last Dance,” the documentary about the Chicago Bulls’ final championship with Michael Jordan. But there was one key difference between “The Last Dance” and the Dykstra clip that aired Wednesday: The Dykstra clip was played during “SportsCenter.”

Because of that, anchor Kevin Negandhi apologized for the language once the promo was over. 

“We apologize for the language that was used,” Negandhi said. “You will see that during

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