Michelle Beadle created a firestorm with her decision to no longer watch football
Michelle Beadle quit watching the NFL last season. And now, the ESPN analyst is done with college football as well.
After Ohio State coach Urban Meyer received a three-game suspension following an investigation into the situation that involved domestic violence allegations against one of his former assistants, Beadle has decided she’s done with the sport.
Beadle commented on the situation and her decision on “Get Up” on Thursday morning.
“I believe that the sport of football has set itself up to be in a position where it shows itself in the bigger picture to not really care about women,” Beadle said on the show. “As a woman I feel like a person who has been marginalized.
“And every single one of these stories that comes out, every single time, pushes me further and further away. I realize they don’t care, but for me it’s opened up my weekends. I appreciate you for giving that to me. I don’t care anymore. I’ve lost the ability to be surprised. You got three games. You could’ve been fired. They could’ve gotten away with not having to pay you a single dime. You survived it, and not only did you survive it, but you didn’t have the grace enough to at least look over the statement you were handed seven seconds before and pretend that you meant a single word in it. The entire thing is a disgrace.”
Watch Beadle’s segment below, courtesy of Sports Illustrated’s Jacob Feldman on Twitter:
— Jacob Feldman (@JacobFeldman4) August 23, 2018
Some fans were not pleased with Beadle’s decision.
In fact, Beadle shared on Twitter a message that she received on Instagram following her announcement of her decision to no longer watch football.