The lead story is Tim Tebow being cut by the New York Jets; the news about Collins, which was reported by Sports Illustrated, is relegated to a link on the “Headlines” tab of the sidebar.
ESPN’s heavy focus on Tebow has long been a controversial topic at the company. Deadspin’s John Koblin wrote a long piece about the company’s institutional mandate to talk Tebow as much as possible, even when he was sitting on the Jets’ bench. After criticism from the media and ESPN’s own personalities, the company’s president, John Skipper, admitted that they “stayed on it relentlessly and too long,” and he was eventually echoed by ESPN Vice President John Walsh.
- The Republican candidates for president will debate Saturday at 9 p.m. ET on CBS for the first time after Donald Trump's runaway win in the New Hampshire primaries.
- MLB issued its first-ever lifetime ban for performance enhancing drugs to New York Mets' Jenrry Mejia.
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