Recent news involving sports media personalities, including ESPNews anchor Will Selva being suspended, Florida Gators coach Urban Meyer possibly joining ESPN, and the death of longtime Olympic filmmaker Bud Greenspan.
- Will Selva: The ESPNews anchor has apologized for unattributed use of material from an Orange County Register article during a recent edition of Highlight Express. In a segment covering Tuesday’s Lakers/Spurs game, Selva recited nearly word-for-word the first three sentences of writer Kevin Ding‘s preview of the game. According to Fanhouse.com, he has been indefinitely suspended. (Fanhouse.com)
- Urban Meyer: The Florida head football coach, who will step down after Saturday’s Outback Bowl, will consider joining ESPN as an analyst next season. Meyer “traveled to [ESPN’s] Bristol, Conn. [headquarters]last week for an interview,” according to the Orlando Sentinel, and came away marveling. Meyer: “What I found out is, what a place. Great people.” (Orlando Sentinel)
- Bud Greenspan: The longtime filmmaker, who served as the Olympics’ official documentarian seven times between 1984 and 2002, passed away Saturday at age 84. Greenspan had been suffering from Parkinson’s disease. (Los Angeles Times, cnn.com)