Sage Steele has settled her lawsuit with ESPN and now she will exit stage left.
The longtime SportsCenter anchor took to social media on Tuesday to announce her departure.
Having successfully settled my case with ESPN/Disney, I have decided to leave so I can exercise my first amendment rights more freely.
I am grateful for so many wonderful experiences over the past 16 years and am excited for my next chapter!
See Sage’s original tweet below.
I previously reported Sage Steele filed a lawsuit against ESPN and its parent company, Walt Disney Co., claiming that the company treated her unfairly, breached her contract, and violated her free-speech rights!
The lawsuit also accuses the company of failing to stop Sage’s colleagues from bullying and harassing her.
During an appearance on Jay Cutler’s podcast, Sage caught a case of loose lips.
She talked about everything from President Barack Obama being biracial to how some female journalists open the door to harassment because of their wardrobe choices.
But, I believe she may have gone too far when she called Disney’s mandatory vaccination mandate that forced her to get vaccinated in order to keep her job “sick.”
Sage Steele came under fire for her remarks and was yanked off of air for a while.
ESPN released a quick little statement regarding Sage Steele’s departure:
ESPN and Sage Steele have mutually agreed to part ways. We thank her for her many contributions over the years.
Bye Sage. 👋🏾