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Barstool Sports’ Dave Portnoy Intends to Sue Business Insider After New Report

Portnoy says publishing the personal messages and filing the lawsuit are “the only way I can prove I’m telling the truth and they are lying.”

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Following another report detailing alleged sexual misconduct by Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy, the controversial personality says he intends to sue Business Insider and Julia Black, the author of both articles.

The second report, published Wednesday (Feb. 2), shares accounts from three women who accuse Portnoy of violent sexual encounters and filming the incidents without their consent. This follows up on a November story in which three other women claimed aggressive behavior by Portnoy that frightened and humiliated them.

Upon publication of the first Business Insider story, Portnoy disputed the report, saying that the encounters were consensual and shared text messages he believes proved that account.

Two weeks ago, upon learning that Business Insider intended to run another story by Black, Portnoy showed letters from his lawyers and direct messages that were supposedly sent to the outlet that disproved the story. He then said he would sue Black and Business Insider if the story was published.

Soon after Black’s second story was posted online, Portnoy said on Barstool Sports that he would officially sue the reporter and the outlet which published the articles. According to him, publishing the personal messages and filing the lawsuit are “the only way I can prove I’m telling the truth and they are lying.”

In an editor’s note, Business Insider’s Nicholas Carlson said both of the Portnoy stories were published because “we consider them to be in the public interest and newsworthy,” and went on to repeat the women’s allegations of violent and degrading behavior.

Portnoy went on to attack Business Insider founder and CEO Henry Blodget, bringing up violations of securities laws and civil charges that got him banned from the financial industry. The Barstool Sports founder also alleged that Business Insider intentionally published these stories before stakeholder Penn National Gaming earnings calls.

On Thursday, Penn reported revenues that fell below expectations and its stock price subsequently dropped. However, the company did say that it intended to follow through on the terms of its deal with Barstool and eventually acquire 100 percent of the company by 2023. (Penn took a 36 percent stake upon forming its partnership with Barstool.)

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The Dan Le Batard Show With Stugotz Moving To New Studio

The show continued to be recorded inside the studio at the Clevelander after it departed ESPN Radio’s national lineup in 2021.

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The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz is leaving its home at the Clevelander hotel on South Beach in Miami and moving into a new studio next year, according to a report from The Big Lead.

The show continued to be recorded inside the studio at the Clevelander after it departed ESPN Radio’s national lineup in 2021. It has remained the home for the show since Le Batard and John Skipper formed Meadowlark Media.

After a $50 million distribution deal with DraftKings was secured, the Meadowlark podcast network has grown in both reach and talent, allowing for an expanded studio space.

No immediate details were given on where the new studio space would be located.

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NSMA Announces Finalists for Awards, Hall of Fame

Final voting for the statewide and national awards, as well as for the Hall of Fame, will take place throughout this month, and the winners and inductees will be announced on January 9.

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The National Sports Media Association revealed its finalists for its national sportscaster of the year and national sportswriter of the year, and there are plenty of heavy hitters in the industry up for consideration for the NSMA awards.

Among the nominees for National Sportscaster of the Year include Al Michaels, Ian Eagle, Jim Nantz, Joe Buck, Kevin Harlan, and Mike Tirico. The full list includes Adam Amin, Jason Benetti, Joe Davis, and Mina Kimes.

For National Sportswriter of the Year, Adrian Wojnarowski, Ken Rosenthal, Nicole Auerbach, Pete Thamel, Pat Forde and Tom Verducci are among the biggest names. Candace Buckner, Katie Strang, Marc Spears and Wright Thomson round out the list of nominees.

The NMSA also revealed its finalists for the sportscaster and sportswriter Hall of Fame. James Brown, Joe Buck, Lee Corso and Tim McCarver are part of the sportscaster list, while Bill Plaschke and Ray Didinger appear among the names for the sportswriter hall of fame.

Final voting for the statewide and national awards, as well as for the Hall of Fame, will take place throughout this month, and the winners and inductees will be announced on January 9.

Winners and Hall of Famers will be honored at the NSMA Awards Weekend & National Convention held in Winston-Salem, N.C. June 24-26.

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Pat McAfee: Mentioning Brett Favre Scandal Is A Must

“We have to make sure that it’s mentioned every time that man is mentioned because that is a big deal that it happened.”

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While things may have quieted down a little bit with Brett Favre and his scandal involving misuse of public funds in Mississippi, Pat McAfee is going to make sure people don’t forget what the hall of fame quarterback is accused of.

On his show on Wednesday, McAfee said he thought of a way to mention the situation during Aaron Rodgers’ weekly appearance the day before. Rodgers in conversation talked about learning under Favre in the first years of his NFL career in Green Bay.

“My brain was literally like we’re in the holiday season. Brett Favre – what did he do,” McAfee said. “He didn’t just steal from the poor. Oh, he is the actual Sticky Finger Bandits from Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.”

Pat added that whenever the name Brett Favre is brought up on his show, it is absolutely necessary to remind folks about the scandal.

“We have to make sure that it’s mentioned every time that man is mentioned because that is a big deal that it happened,” he said. “Now obviously Brett Favre Enterprises is alleging that this is all wrong. And I can’t wait to hear BFE to drop Brett Favre Enterprises’ side of the story. And we will judge it accordingly.”

“Even though as a football player, he was an incredibly tough football player, good football player, did a lot of things,” McAfee added. “Certainly in the middle of stealing from poor people in Mississippi right now. Have to chat about that.”

Favre is yet to be charged with any crimes, but the state is currently investigating the matter. Early in the fall, Favre’s weekly appearances on local and national radio shows were halted in light of the initial fallout from the story.

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