Katie Nolan Warned, Not Suspended by ESPN ... For Trump Attack

Rosalie Gross
January 7, 2018

ESPN said that on-air personality Katie Nolan was reprimanded after she called President Donald Trump a "f*****g stupid person" while appearing as a guest on a Viceland show.

Nolan immediately tested the the Worldwide Leader's politics policy during her appearance when she began discussing President Donald Trump and "white power" hand signs. The first insult she used for him is bleeped out, but then she added that he is a "fucking stupid person".

On Friday, an ESPN spokesperson told Fox News, 'We have looked into the totality of Nolan's comments, they were inappropriate and we have addressed it with her'.

ESPN declined to comment to Sporting News about Nolan, but is known to handle controversial situations on a case-by-case basis.

That vague statement doesn't necessarily mean that Nolan hasn't been suspended or punished, as ESPN does not make all of its disciplinary actions public.

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The Nolan brouhaha is just the latest in a litany of bad press for the sports network.

The revamped guidelines say employees "should refrain from overt partisanship or endorsement of particular candidates, politicians or political parties" while avoiding "personal attacks and inflammatory rhetoric".

TMZ reported that Nolan will not be suspended for making the comment.

ESPN previously took action against one of their employees, Jemele Hill, after the SportsCenter host called Trump a white supremacist and tweeted about how to boycott sponsors who support Jerry Jones and the Cowboys.

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