ESPN's John Skipper resigns, citing a substance abuse problem

Posted: December 18, 2017 at 11:56 a.m.

John Skipper, president of ESPN Inc. and co-chairman of Disney Media Networks, shown arriving for a 2014 confere3nce in Idaho. Skipper resigned his position Monday, citing years of substance abuse. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo Scott Eells

ESPN President John Skipper resigned from the network Monday, telling employees in an email that he's struggled with a substance addiction for many years.

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