The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the sports world to be put on hold, so ESPN has asked their commentators to take a pay cut over the next three months. This cut would affect around 100 of the network’s highest-paid commentators.
The network had not disclosed which of its commentators have agreed to take the 15% pay cut. These measures are made to prevent further furloughs at the network.
The network has experienced a large hit due to the suspension of the NBA, the NCAA men and women’s college basketball tournament — better known as March Madness, and MLB opening day. However, the 2020 NFL Draft brought a large crowd to the network. Also, they decided to air the highly anticipated Michael Jordan documentary, “The Last Dance,” that was originally set to air in June.