Well…looks like all the bad press and the past events have finally caught up with Rachel Nichols.
ESPN will cancel its show hosted by Rachel Nichols and pull the longtime reporter from NBA coverage amid ongoing backlash to race-related comments she made about former colleague Maria Taylor, the network confirmed Wednesday.
ESPN will pull Nichols’ weekday show “The Jump,” and plans to replace it with new NBA content. It is unclear when the program will go off the air.
ESPN senior vice president for production David Roberts issued the following statement:
“We mutually agreed that this approach regarding our NBA coverage was best for all concerned. Rachel is an excellent reporter, host and journalist, and we thank her for her many contributions to our NBA content,”.
And it looks like Rachel followed that up with a similar statement of her on from her Twitter account: