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Le Batard receives two day suspension for LeBron billboard

Miami sportscaster and ESPN personality gets suspended for LeBron James billboard in Akron. (Source: WOIO) Miami sportscaster and ESPN personality gets suspended for LeBron James billboard in Akron. (Source: WOIO)
When ESPN's Dan Le Batard's little stunt to post a LeBron bashing ad in a Cleveland newspaper didn't pan out, he took a shot once again and placed a billboard on the behalf of Heat fans in Akron.

The billboard stated, "You're Welcome, LeBron. Love, Miami" with a picture of the two NBA championship rings.

After this little stunt, ESPN didn't take it lightly, and according to Miami Herald's Barry Jackson, Le Batard has been suspended by ESPN for two days. In multiple tweets by Barry Jackson he states:

... An ESPN statement says Le Batard's "recent stunt does not reflect ESPN's standards and brand. Additionally, we were not made aware..."

 and..

... of his plans in advance. Le Batard said all of this was "meant in fun. it's just fun anarchy." He returns to TV and his radio show Monday.

When it comes to making a high profile company look bad, punishment will follow even if it's only for two days.

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