Sage Steele has further opened up on her decision to leave ESPN following her announcement this week.
Steele, who worked for The Worldwide Leader in Sports for over 15 years, is walking away from the company following a settlement agreement stemming from a lawsuit she filed against them last May.
The 50-year-old revealed her decision on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, on Tuesday. Using the same medium a day later, she went a little deeper into her reason for departing by referencing posts about her from OutKick, which she says were spot on.
“2 quick things. First….I haven’t read much of what’s been written over the last 24 hours, but my family sent this article to me and I’m blown away,” she wrote. “It perfectly describes my “why”… which has ALWAYS been SO much bigger than me.
“(2/2) Secondly, for those commenting on my use of #SteeleStrong … I’ve been using that hashtag for more than 5 years…ever since NFL Films did this story on my family. I repost it once a year around my parents’ anniversary (almost 52 yrs) bc the adversity that they continue to overcome is much bigger than anything I have faced. They are my biggest ‘why.'”
It will be interesting to see what happens from here on out. Fans reckon they already know where Steele is going to land next, but time will tell.
Steele’s gripe with ESPN dates back to October 2021, when she was taken off the air for speaking against the company’s COVID-19 vaccination mandates. The anchor also lost a few premium gigs as a result, though ESPN denies this.
She reached a settlement for an undisclosed amount this week and has opted to fashion her exit in its wake.
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