Head of ESPN Resigns, Citing Substance Abuse

John Skipper, the president of the sports network, says he has struggled for years with substance addiction.

  • Published 18 December 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — John Skipper, president of the sprawling ESPN sports network, said Monday that he is resigning to treat a substance abuse problem. Skipper's sudden announcement will force the Walt Disney Co.-owned network to search for new leadership at a time of retrenchment, with the company losing subscribers due to cord-cutters and working to boost its digital output to follow the migration of young sports fans to their smartphones. The 61-year-old executive, who… Read at AP News