Former ESPN pundit and new HBO star Bill Simmons will make around $9 million a year for his show “Any Given Wednesday” at HBO.
Simmons salary is almost double the the $5 million he was previously making at ESPN, according to a recent profile on Simmons by the Hollywood Reporter. (SLIDESHOW: This
The outspoken pundit also talked to the Hollywood Reporter about his nasty split with ESPN, saying “it was fucking shitty.” (SLIDESHOW:
He also didn’t miss the opportunity to trash his former employer by adding, “They’ve now gotten rid of everybody who is a little off the beaten path. Ask yourself this: ‘Who would work there that you respect right now?'”
Simmons’ new show premieres June 22.