ESPN Suspends Host for Domestic Abuse Story
4:03 PM PST 08/09/2014 by Ryan Gajewski
Max Kellerman has been suspended for a week by the network after he revealed on a radio program that he once hit his then-girlfriend, THR has confirmed.
ESPN keeps doling out suspensions.
The sports network has suspended host Max Kellerman after he admitted Monday on ESPN-LA Radio show Mason & Ireland that he hit his then-girlfriend, Erin, several years ago. Max and Erin have now been married for 20 years.
"Max Kellerman will return to ESPNLA Radio and SportsNation on Thursday," ESPN said in a statement released to The Hollywood Reporter.
Max explained in the story that he and Erin were at a college party and were drunk at the time. Max said that Erin slapped him, and so he slapped her back.
Kellerman is the third ESPN host to be suspended in the past two weeks and the second to be suspended for remarks related to domestic violence. Stephen A. Smith landed a week-long suspension on July 29 after making comments about NFL player Ray Rice's suspension for assaulting his girlfriend. Earlier this week, Dan Le Batard received a two-day suspension for putting up a Miami billboard that mocks NBA star LeBron James.http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/espn-suspends-host-domestic-abuse-724380