Jason Whitlock torpedoed SI's Thayer Evans on Tuesday—"It wouldn’t shock me if Thayer Evans couldn't spell 'cat'"—and now he's running into trouble with his persnickety soon-to-be employers at ESPN.
Useless Ed Sherman, ESPN PR's favorite media reporter, didn't like what he'd heard from Whitlock, and he rang up the Worldwide Leader to get its thoughts on the matter. ESPN apparently agreed with Sherman. The statement reads: "We have discussed Jason’s comments with him. They were personal in nature, they do not represent ESPN and they are not acceptable based on the standards we have set."
No surprise here, as Sherman would write. But one thing: Whitlock's contract doesn't start till next month. He's already getting in trouble? We also heard it's a five-year deal. Looking forward to many more of these.