Sean Salisbury Has A Few Things To Get Off His ChestS

Former ESPNer Sean Salisbury was fired from a Dallas radio station two weeks ago and he finally responded to us about the allegations— in the most colossally unhinged way possible. Brace yourselves for the mother of all media meltdowns.

For those unfamiliar with the long history this site has had with Sean Salisbury, it's time to get familiar. A former NFL quarterback, Salisbury is a man who, for most of his post-football career, lived comfortably in mid-level popularity working for ESPN as an NFL chatterbox and jock-bully foil to John Clayton's football egghead. Then the story of the (alleged) cell phone incident hit the internet and his reputation — so he claims — became permanently tarnished.

He's tried to bounce back, going as far to begrudgingly agree to an interview with us to set the record straight and tell the world he's not the penis-showing menace many people suggest. That chapter of Deadspin history seemed closed, until one former employee came forward and told her version of how Sean showed a cell phone pic of "his baby" to many ESPN employees at an off-campus bar.

He eventually latched on to Dallas radio station 105.3 The Fan until he was fired last week. One person claims that there was another incident with a woman, the station manager had "no comment" on that rumor initially, but then claimed that Salisbury's dismissal was not because of inappropriate conduct and was amicable.

Then, yesterday, out of nowhere, he responded to me via email from his iPhone. Many, many times. [Sic]'d.

From Sean Salisbury:

This is salisbury and I just want u to know ur guys lies and
carelessness about CBS and espn stories has not only ruined my
reputation but has cost me jobs so prepare urself for a lawsuit so big
I will own deadspin u will be asked to give up ur sources so since u
guys have cost me more than alot of money my only goal in my career is
to ruin u like u have me. Sadly I tried to be honest with you and you
have continually written lies. So you and a few major media networks
arebeing sued. And put this on ur careless website. I kept a journal
for 13 years at espn and a tell all book will be released in months to
come. Book title: espn exposed. The truth inside the r rated
company. So ur lies about a cell phone incident that is a lie and
the reason I left CBS radio that u guys lied about. The time has come
and I won't stop until the truth is told and deadspin is exposed.

Sent from my iPhone

From Me:

Uh, woah? Dude, I tried to contact you last week about the incident
and heard nothing from you. That was the rumor. If you want to go on
the record with something I'm more than happy to do that. If you want
me to run this email, then fine. Because I let you speak and have your
say and we ran all that. Remember? The two-part interview?

If you want to deny that rumor, that's fine and I'll put it in print.
But don't act like we're pulling this stuff out of thin air because
there's way too much consistency with a lot of these stories. Sure, it
could have all been innocent fun and all that but you've yet to
explain that situation because you are bound by a non-disclose
agreement with ESPN. Most of the stuff about you on Deadspin was done
well before I came here. If you want to talk this out, that's fine. If
you want us to do something, that's fine. If you want to talk to our
legal department, I'll give you their info.

ajd

From Sean Salisbury:

My email is the record u guys have lied and backstabbed me for the last time I owe u no answer nor will I dignify the lies with any response. For the record. U guys r being sued be a vicious attorney as is CBS and espn. And I will win with the proof. And yes for the record that book is being written and will rock the foundation of that company. Stuff that the sports world will not believe. I'm done being nice so prepare urself and u go ahead and put all of it on there because with the things I know folks are gonna be running for the hills. I will restore my reputation in a huge way. And by the way the girl u guys tracked down after two years who lied about the cell phone shit that u guys ran with a few months ago is the same woman who begged me on three different occasions to have sex with her and I said no. So she will be exposed as well. Damn I can't wait for all this

Sent from my iPhone

From Sean Salisbury:

U guys always have some bullshit snide remark after anything u right. I don't give a shit what u put in there because everything I emailed u is true and I will make sure the world knows
That I promise
Sent from my iPhone

From Sean Salisbury:

Your dumbass rumor was from a caller with no truth. I don't need to deny lies but you will be accountable. So go ahead and write what you want and try and make a joke but u will be exposed dude. no more!

Sent from my iPhone

From Sean Salisbury:

I'm not bound to any non disclose with espn. They are going to be hit between the eyes and forced as you will be for the truth. So my lawyer will be in touch

I'll keep you updated on any further developments and let you know if and when Sean Salisbury will be the new editor of Deadspin.

Update: Reputation restoration project is afoot, apparently. [Dallas Morning News]">DMN]