ESPN has talked with college basketball analyst Dan Dakich about his recent Twitter controversy in which a woman college professor accused him of misogynistic speech.
A person with knowledge of the situation told IndyStar on Wednesday that ESPN had addressed the situation directly with Dakich and "made their concerns very clear to him," adding that those conversations would not be made public. The person spoke on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the situation.
ESPN confirmed Wednesday that Dakich is still employed as a college basketball analyst for the network, a job he's held since 2010.
That comes after ESPN said Sunday it was investigating Dakich.
"We are taking this matter very seriously and are in the process of looking into it,” the network told IndyStar.
Dakich also hosts an afternoon sports radio show on Indianapolis-based WFNI The Fan. Emmis Communications, which owns the station, did not respond to repeated requests for comment on the latest Dakich controversy.
The conversations between ESPN and Dakich follow a recent Twitter dispute over college athlete compensation in which Dakich debated several college professors on Feb. 23. One of those, Dr. Johanna Mellis, accused him of misogynist actions after she challenged him to a swimming competition.