ESPN Host Admits That The Network Needs More Sports, Less Politics

  • 08/25/2017 11:58 AM
  • Source: FOXNews.com
  • by: foxnewsonline@foxnews.com (Fox News Online)
ESPN Host Admits That The Network Needs More Sports, Less Politics
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ESPN has faced criticism recently for limited sports coverage and what many say has been an increasing shift to political commentary.

But frustrated sports fans may be in luck: ESPN anchor Sage Steele hinted in an interview that the network's signature "SportsCenter" highlights show may go back to focusing on sports, and leave social and political issues “to the news networks.”

Steele told the New York Post "there is a time and place” for covering issues that transcend sports. She cited NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick's controversial refusal to stand for the national anthem before games, and his current struggle to make an NFL roster, as examples of when coverage might “cross over.”

During an interview with "The Dan Patrick Show" on Thursday, Steele also expressed displeasure with the media's focus on Kaepernick, and his inability to sign with another team after opting out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers after last season.
 Source: FOXNews.com
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