Yesterday, in another example of their increasing inability to ignore stories that come out about them online, ESPN released a statement about all those Berman videos. They made it clear the Chris Berman from the videos is not the Chris Berman you all know and love.
The off air videos are now nearly a decade old and do not reflect his typical workplace demeanor, his relationships with co-workers, nor the contributions he has made to ESPN over many years. Chris has a tremendous connection with sports fans and his body of work should not be judged by a few minutes of unguarded language uttered years ago. We aren't excusing the language used and will be emphasizing to our workforce the importance of using appropriate language in the workplace.
They also said they were contacting YouTube to make sure the videos were taken down, and, this morning, YouTube followed their edict. The videos are now all off YouTube. So we guess you just can't find them anymore. Sad. We wanted to keep watching them ...
Wait! Look! We've got them all right here!