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ESPN President John Skipper announced this morning that he is stepping down from his position, citing a substance abuse issue as the reason for his resignation. ESPN radio personality Dan Le Batard learned about Skipper’s resignation while he was live on the air this morning, and found himself fighting back tears.

“This person has created everything that exists here at ESPN, for us,” said Le Batard. “And he did it because of how he cares about minorities and their causes. And so every success that we’ve had—I didn’t want to work for ESPN, I wanted to work for this man, okay.”