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.
- Russian ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin has died after suffering from cardiac arrest this morning, a day before his 65th birthday.
- Donald Trump said that his comments about Sweden were referring to a Fox News segment, not an actual incident in the country 🇸🇪🙃
- Senator Ron Wyden will soon introduce legislation requiring warrants before phones can be searched at the US border.
- The CEO of Uber is investigating sexism and sexual harassment claims after a former employee said her reports were ignored.