Former Siena Broadcaster Reassigned at ESPN Because of Name

ESPN broadcaster and former Siena broadcaster Robert Lee won't t work Virginia’s season opener because of the recent violence in Charlottesville.

A spokeswoman for ESPN says Lee has been moved to Youngstown State’s game at Pittsburgh on the ACC Network on Sept. 2.

The network says the decision was made “as the tragic events in Charlottesville were unfolding, simply because of the coincidence of his name.” ESPN says the decision to put Lee on another game was made “collectively.” It also says it’s “a shame that this is even a topic of conversation.”


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