Keith Olbermann has always had a problem that plagues him: He never knows when to shut up.
And his inability to do so may put his position at ESPN in jeopardy.
According to a report in The Hollywood Reporter, chances of extending his two-year contract are slim unless Olbermann stops commentating on his ESPN2 program.
Olbermann’s commentary on the Ray Rice scandal, which included a pounding of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, was reportedly problematic.
And problematic in the sense that ESPN Monday Night Football deal “is worth $15.2 billion to the NFL” and is the “richest rights deal among the NFL’s TV partners.”
Olbermann has mostly stayed out of trouble at ESPN.
But in February, the network suspended him over a Twitter fight he had with students at Penn State University. In his tweets, he called the students “pitiful” and told one male student his diploma won’t be recognized and called him a “moron.” There was also this: “PSU students are pitiful because they’re PSU students – period.”
After he got in hot water, he went on Twitter to apologize, saying he was “stupid and childish.”
Olbermann’s contract is up in August.