ESPN has pulled an announcer from Virginia’s season opener against William & Mary because of his name as first reported by Outkick the Coverage’s Clay Travis. The announcer’s name is Robert Lee. ESPN released a statement on the change of announcers, via Outkick the Coverage. “We collectively made the decision with Robert to switch games as the tragic events in Charlottesville were unfolding, simply because of the coincidence of his name. In that moment it felt right to all parties. It’s a shame that this is even a topic of conversation and we regret that who calls play by play for a football game has become an issue.” Outkick was quick to weigh in on the decision.
ESPN pulls announcer from UVa opener because of his name
247 Sports | Aug 23