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'Morning Joe' on ESPN Simmons' Suspension: 'Made Him More of a Hero Than He Is Already

'Morning Joe' on ESPN Simmons' Suspension: 'Made Him More of a Hero Than He Is Already

On Thursday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Willie Geist led a discussion about ESPN podcaster Bill Simmons recent suspension over comments he made regarding NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, calling him a liar for suggestion he was not aware of a damning video tape of an elevator domestic violence altercation between former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and his then-soon-to-be wife Janay Palmer.

Scarborough said Simmons was guilty of what everyone was already thinking anyway.

“I love Bill Simmons,” Scarborough said. “I’m going to go home. I’m going to put up his picture. I’m going to put up two candles. Going to build an altar and put a lot of little beads down. I’m just going to bow to him every day. Come on, he said what everybody’s thinking. Goodell’s a liar. That’s what everybody’s thinking.”

Geist explained that in the long-run, it would benefit Simmons.

“By the way, they’ve only made him more of a hero than he is already — he was the number one trending topic worldwide was #freesimmons,” Geist said. “It’s true. In the world. Not just here, in the world.”

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