[UPDATED] 11 Men and 0 Women on Tonight's ESPN Domestic Violence Panel

Tonight — finally! — ESPN is going to have an in-depth discussion on the NFL's domestic violence problem. The discussion will feature the opinions of up to 11 men and zero women, in a remarkable showing of the exact flavor of dumb meathead that ESPN is so adept at that it should trademark. » 9/29/14 11:00am 9/29/14 11:00am

Does The NFL Think Ray Rice's Wife Deserved It?

A week ago, we got news that the NFL had suspended Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice two games for the events of Feb. 15, when he allegedly knocked then-fiancée Janay Palmer unconscious in an Atlantic City casino elevator. The punishment fell well outside the usual disciplinary regime of commissioner Roger… » 7/31/14 2:16pm 7/31/14 2:16pm

First Take Discusses A Woman's Responsibility To Avoid Being Beaten

First Take panelists Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless continued to discuss the Ray Rice suspension on this morning's episode, and Smith seized on the opportunity to say some deeply stupid things about the responsibility women have to not provoke men into violently attacking them. » 7/25/14 12:58pm 7/25/14 12:58pm

Meet The Lady Director Behind The Tonya Harding Doc, The Price of Gold

Tonight, ESPN is set to air a "30 for 30" documentary, The Price of Gold, which chronicles the Nancy Kerrigan–Tonya Harding scandal that rocked the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer. Vulture's Lindsey Weber has a pretty terrific interview with the documentary's director, Nanette Burstein, who previously helmed the… » 1/16/14 10:30pm 1/16/14 10:30pm

Don't Push Jameis Winston Too Far on That Rape Investigation Business

On Saturday, Florida State University quarterback Jameis Winston helped his team win 45-7 against Duke University in the ACC championships. After the game, ESPN reporter Heather Cox used her interview with Winston to discuss the investigation into whether Winston was the perpetrator of a sexual assault coming to a… » 12/09/13 10:25am 12/09/13 10:25am

The Mostly Sexless Sex Scandal That Shook ESPN

A few hours after the 2009 Home Run Derby, Steve Phillips bought Brooke Hundley a drink. They were at the bar of St. Louis's Millenium Hotel, a block from Busch Stadium, where more than a dozen ESPN staffers had gathered after wrapping up another day's work during MLB's extended All-Star weekend. Hundley was a… » 6/06/13 1:32pm 6/06/13 1:32pm

First Look: Pro Athletes In Fine, Naked Form For ESPN Mag

As I watched Good Morning America today, did a spit-tale at the sight of a fully naked Apolo Ohno on the screen. (At 8:30am? Think of the children!) No, morning news had not gone risque for the day, as I'd hoped, I was merely looking at this preview of ESPN The Magazine's third annual "Body Issue." As is tradition, a… » 10/05/11 4:00pm 10/05/11 4:00pm