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ESPN suspends Bill Simmons for blasting Roger Goodell

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Posted at 9:59 AM, Sep 25, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-25 13:12:24-04

Bill Simmons is the latest ESPN personality to be suspended after making controversial comments.

In a profanity-laced tirade online, Simmons blasted NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's handling of the Ray Rice domestic violence case. He called Goodell a liar, alleging he knew what was on the videotape showing Rice assaulting his then-fiance despite his claims of ignorance.

Fans of Simmons have created the hashtag #FreeSimmons and aimed it at ESPN in hopes of getting the reporter reinstated. For Simmons' complete comments, see this Newsy report: