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.
- A University of Cincinnati officer has been charged with murder for shooting Samuel Dubose, an unarmed black man.
- Regulators are looking into allegations of "deceptive or unfair" marketing practices at the University of Phoenix.
- Mullah Omar, the Taliban's reclusive leader, died more than two years ago, Afghan officials say. The Taliban hasn't commented.