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ESPN’s Sage Steele off ‘SportsCenter’ after comments about Obama, sexual harassment

Rob Tornoe, The Philadelphia Inquirer (TNS)

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

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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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ESPN’s Sage Steele slams network’s ‘sick,’ ‘scary’ vaccine mandate, says she got the shot before deadline

ESPN‘s “SportsCenter” host Sage Steele knocked her network’s vaccine mandate, suggesting during an interview she was forced to get the shot before a Sept. 30 deadline. 

In a preview exchange from former NFL player Jay Cutler’s “Uncut” podcast, Steele was asked about the band-aid she had on her arm.

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“So I got my shot today,” Sage revealed in the Wednesday episode. 

“You took it a long way,” Cutler reacted. 

“I did,” Sage laughed. “I just… I didn’t want to do it. But I work for a company that mandates it and I had until September 30 to get it done or I’m out.”

AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 09: Cisco Chief Technologist Chintan Patel and TV personality Sage Steele during a panel discussion at SXSW on March 9, 2018 in Austin, Texas.  (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Cisco Systems, Inc.)

AUSTIN, TX – MARCH 09: Cisco Chief Technologist Chintan Patel and TV personality Sage Steele during a panel discussion at SXSW on March 9, 2018 in Austin, Texas.  (Photo by Jesse

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