Jason Whitlock Calls Maria Taylor ‘Fragile,’ Says Leaked Audio of Rachel Nichols is Unprofessional (TWEETS)
Jason Whitlock has zero issue with what Rachel Nichols said ona secret recording.
Whitlock, who was fired by ESPN back in 2015, read the entire New York Times report and found nothing wrong with it. He even blasted the New York Times.
“I just read this entire story. I can’t find what Rachel Nichols said that was offensive. Someone please point it out to me. Also, revealing her private conversation with Adam Mendelsohn is a gross violation of their privacy. The NYTimes has Deadspin standards. Sad.”
“In America, people get to have private conversations and private thoughts.”
“I don’t have a problem with any of her statements. They’re not offensive. They are her feelings during a private conversation with a friend.”
“This whole thing is an orchestrated money grab, including the Twitter algorithm supporting the planted NY Times story. It’s all a bought-and-paid-for contract leverage play by Taylor’s reps. It’s all a play to get $8 million.”
“The leak is unbelievably unprofessional. “Oh, my God, someone who works with Maria Taylor thinks she got promoted above her merit.” This thought is pervasive at every company and about virtually every employee. But Maria is so fragile, she refuses to work with Rachel.”
According to audio obtained by the New York Times, Nichols expressed major frustration when fellow ESPN host Maria Taylor was given NBA Finals duties.
“I wish Maria Taylor all the success in the world — she covers football, she covers basketball,” Nichols reportedly said in July 2020. “If you need to give her more things to do because you are feeling pressure about your crappy longtime record on diversity — which, by the way, I know personally from the female side of it — like, go for it. Just find it somewhere else. You are not going to find it from me or taking my thing away.”