ESPN has acted swiftly and definitively to the outrage of its own creation. The headline writer? Gone. The anchor (Max Bretos) with a similar slip of the tongue? Suspended. Thirty days. The radio guy who made the same mistake? Someone else's problem—he's not an ESPN employee. Phew.
ESPN obviously had to do something to take back control and end the story. Maybe the "ESPN employee responsible for [the] Mobile headline" deserved to be fired. We don't really know because we don't know how it was possible for that headline to come about—but better safe than sorry. He's gone. The Bretos suspension seems a bit harsh for what appeared to be a Freudian slip of the tongue (rather than, for instance, a premeditated, written headline), but there's always collateral damage with these things.