ESPN Suspends Kornheiser

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ESPN Monday suspended the co-host of popular daily series Pardon the
Interruption
, Tony Kornheiser, for one week without pay for derogatory
remarks critical of ESPN personnel practices, according to The Washington
Post
.

Kornheiser -- a Post reporter who also hosts a daily ESPN talk-radio
show -- was reprimanded for making on-air remarks about the network's personnel decisions. He allegedly expressed his grievances during commercial breaks for the
radio show -- which can't be heard on-air but are carried on the show's Internet feed -- according to
the Post.

The Post also reported that ESPN in recent weeks fired two radio employees and disciplined at least
six others for what it deemed 'unacceptable conduct in dealing with staff
personnel.'

ESPN officials would not comment on the matter.

Kornheiser hosts PTI with sportswriter Michael Wilbon. The 30-minute
show averages a 0.43 Nielsen Media Research rating during the 5 p.m. time
slot.

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