There is no denying this: ESPN is a global leader in creating its own news. The most recent example is a new report that network MMA analyst Chael Sonnen has been charged with 11 counts of battery assault on six people, including a woman.
Also, ESPN College’s women’s basketball announcers made their own news by being silent during the broadcast of the Florida Prohibition of Sexual Offenses Act last week.
It goes without saying that current and former on-air buffoon Gemmel Hill, Keith Olberman, Mark Jones and many more from ESPN have created their own news.
Sonen, 44, was at the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas on Dec. 18 when he allegedly attacked the six, Outkick reported. He was arrested and charged that night. Those charged have been dropped on January 26.
However, Sonen (seen right in the presence of Stephen A. Smith on ESPN First Tech) could not avoid this legal suffocation forever, not after the county attorney discovered new information about the incident. On March 14, 11 complaints were filed by Clark County. These include battery charge and criminal battery charge by suffocation.
Many times, when ESPN personalities cross the line, the network treats their kids with gloves. This time, ESPN announced, “We will not be appearing on Chael ESPN because we are investigating the details of this serious allegation.”
Sonen, a 1998 All-American wrestler and former UFC middleweight champion from the University of Oregon, is accused of punching a man, punching and kicking a second person, punching a third person in the face, punching a fourth person in the knee and hitting a fifth person. People with elbows. “He also beat a woman.
An eyewitness told TMZ that at 8pm on the night of the incident, Sonen was seen knocking loudly on the hotel room door, weighing 8 feet-1 and weighing more than 200 pounds. Two men walked past, and there was a scuffle. Sonen subdues the man, the woman screams, and someone calls the Las Vegas police. Sonen was eventually handcuffed and taken away.
Sonen is scheduled to appear in court in Nevada on April 26.
In addition, Sonen got into trouble in 2011 when he pleaded guilty to money laundering. He was fined 10,000 10,000 and sentenced to two years in probation.
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Last week, ESPN College female basketball broadcasters created a controversy by remaining silent in protest of the Florida-imposed ban. Hill called Republicans “white supremacists” and tweeted his way out of ESPN’s doorstep. Jones expressed joy at the death of Rash Limbagh and his hatred of unvaccinated white athletes.
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