ESPN Host Max Kellerman Suspended for Domestic Abuse Story

Max Kellerman Suspended
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ESPN has issued its third suspension in two weeks.

ESPN TV and radio host Max Kellerman has been suspended until Thursday following his admission on ESPN-LA radio show “Mason & Ireland” that he once hit his then girlfriend and now wife of 20 years, Erin.

“Max Kellerman will return to ESPNLA Radio and SportsNation on Thursday,” the sports network said in a statement.

Kellerman explained that the incident in question happened years ago while the couple was at a college party and both had too much to drink. Kellerman said that while he was trying to get things under control, his girlfriend slapped him, and he slapped her back.

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The conversation was reportedly posted online as an ESPN podcast, but has since been removed.

Just late last month, ESPN doled out a highly-publicized suspension to Stephen A. Smith for controversial remarks he made regarding domestic violence while talking about Ray Rice. Dan Le Batard also received a suspension recently for a billboard mocking LeBron James.

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  1. trajan2448 says:

    Kellerman is a pompous sanctimonious hypocrite, and about as far from an objective commentator as you can get. He’s also too lazy to investigate the facts of a story before spewing some ill informed bile.

  2. Larry says:

    So then explain why wasn’t Kellerman wife suspended from her job for her actions?

  3. Larry says:

    If you hit me, i will hit you back. It’s as simple as that

  4. Jim says:

    The people at ESPN really need to lighten up. While I don’t condone abuse, for Max to be punished for something that happened over 20 years ago is just plain wrong. Max and his wife have gotten way past that incident and have been married for over 20 years since it happened. Should we all be punished for these types of mistakes for the rest of our lives? That’s what it seems that ESPN is doing to Max and it seems to me to be a CYA move more than anything else. Stop running scared ESPN and don’t be giving punishments where it doesn’t belong. I have to say that I’m not a fan Max Kellerman, but I have to say something about the injustice of him getting a suspension for something that happened so long ago. If it had happened recently that would be different and a suspension would be warranted but his is not.

  5. Darrin says:

    Please half of the people on ESPN are loud mouth idiots, why did he even bring it up. I read that management told everyone that worked for ESPN TV and radio not to talk about anything to do with domestic abuse. So this guy goes and tells this story about his then girlfriend who now his wife. Doesn’t this sound like the Ray Price story. He did exactly what they told him not to do, that’s why they suspended him.

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