Denver Post columnist and frequent ESPN commenter Woody Paige and host Jay Crawford are being sued by a woman who is claiming the two repeatedly sexually harassed her while she did makeup for the show “Cold Pizza”. The woman has also said she was fired because she complained about the two’s sexual advances to management.
Ragone said Paige, a columnist with The Denver Post, repeatedly made vulgar remarks about her appearance. Crawford, she said, made unwanted sexual advances, told her she only got the job because of her looks and contributed to a locker-room atmosphere by making disparaging remarks about another hair stylist.
You know when there are those certain franchises in sports that have a ton of veteran players who aren’t playing up to their bloated contracts anymore and need to just blow it up and rebuild? Well, that’s ESPN right now, and I’m not even basing it off of this recent issue (they could both be innocent for all I know). Get rid of Boo-Yah Center, Chris “I’m a shell of my former self” Berman, Paige’s tired act, Skip Bayless, loud mouth Stephen A. Smith and possibly the worst of them all when he’s really on his game, Sean Salisbury.
Seriously, what does that network bring to the table anymore? They’ve tried so hard to get “in your face” with sports coverage that I can’t even stomach to watch even 10 minutes of SportsCenter anymore. I’d keep Chris Mortensen, John Clayton (obviously not for looks), Peter Gammons, Mike Tirico, Michael Wilbon, maybe Tom Jackson and then start over.