Sports Anchor Sage Steele Sues ESPN

From a Wall Street Journal story by Joe Flint headlined “ESPN Anchor Sage Steele Sues Network, Alleging Violation of Free-Speech Rights”:

ESPN anchor Sage Steele sued the network and its parent, Walt Disney Co. alleging the company retaliated against her for comments she made in a podcast interview, breaching her contract and violating her free-speech rights.

In comments last September on a podcast hosted by former National Football League quarterback Jay Cutler, Ms. Steele touched on political and social topics, questioning Covid-19 vaccine mandates and former President Barack Obama’s decision to identify as Black instead of biracial.