ESPN is suspending the account of former ESPN writer John Sheeghan for three months after the news outlet said it would investigate allegations of sexual misconduct against him.
The suspension comes after ESPN announced that Sheeha had been fired from his ESPN Radio position following the investigation.
ESPN confirmed that Sheegha was not fired from the position because of his sexual misconduct allegations, and that he was merely suspended for violating company policies.
“We are deeply saddened to learn of this matter, and we take these matters very seriously,” the network said in a statement.
“In the interim, we will be monitoring the situation and will have no further comment on the matter.” “
ESPN did not respond to a request for comment. “
In the interim, we will be monitoring the situation and will have no further comment on the matter.”
ESPN did not respond to a request for comment.
The network announced Friday that Sheedhan was fired for violating its workplace conduct policies and for “conduct detrimental to the business of ESPN and ESPN Radio.”
He had been employed as a contributor for ESPN Radio since 2011.
ESPN Radio’s current president, John Skipper, said in an email that he has spoken with Sheeh and has asked for his immediate departure.
ESPN said that he would not be subject to disciplinary action, including termination, if he agreed to take down the tweets.
ESPN previously suspended Sheehi after the station said he had sent sexual-misconduct allegations to a woman who was not a current employee.
The station said it was suspending the reporter after he tweeted the text messages of a female journalist in the network’s sports division.
The woman who received the messages told The Washington Post that Sheereha made a comment to her about how he would like her to “make it on his own.”
She also said that Sheerhan offered her a job at ESPN Radio in 2015, though ESPN declined to comment further on that.