Per SI’s Richard Deitsch, there will be no lame duck Bill Simmons presence on Grantland or ESPN.
SI has learned that ESPN and Simmons have worked out an agreement that officially ends his tenure as a front-facing employee for ESPN. Simmons sent an email to Grantland staffers this week informing them that he would no longer be working for the site he founded in 2011. Simmons will also no longer do podcasts or appear on television for ESPN.
Not really a surprise. It’s not clear what Simmons’ other restrictions, if any, may be for the duration of his contract. He does appear able to tweet, though he has tweeted just one word and a period since his departure was announced.
Here’s looking forward to a summer of cryptic Instagrams…