“In their phone calls with talent and agents, ESPN executives appealed to the commentators and their agents that these cuts would deter further furloughs for ESPN employees who may be in more precarious financial positions than some of the on-air commentators. The moves mirror salary cuts that hit ESPN’s executive ranks earlier this month, which amounted to 30% for Exec VPs, 25% for Senior VPs and 20% for VPs.”

When you make as much as Stephen A. Smith and Mike Greenberg, that’s a lot of money.  

That being said, the top talent will have no problems surviving thru this pandemic.  

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