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The backstory on an ESPN president's abrupt resignation

John Skipper, former president of ESPN, resigned last month citing issues with substance abuse. Photo: Drew Angerer / Getty Images

"Inside an ESPN President's Shocking Exit (and Bob Iger's Possible Role)," by James Andrew Miller, who wrote the book on ESPN, for Hollywood Reporter:

"John Skipper cited 'substance addiction' as the reason for abruptly stepping down in December, but both his actions before the announcement and Disney's incentives to push him out suggest a different narrative."