Score/Chicago's North Off Air In Contract Spat
June 23, 2008 at 4:27 AM (PT)
CBS Sports WSCR-A/CHICAGO morning host MIKE NORTH tells the CHICAGO TRIBUNE that he's taking MONDAY off and "after that I'm not sure. It's just a cooling-off period, in my opinion." NORTH is in negotiations for a new contract; his present contract is expiring JULY 1st, and told the TRIBUNE that "As far as I'm concerned, they basically want me to take some time off." He would not say whether that means he's been suspended.
NORTH's status at THE SCORE has been the subject of much speculation in the market, including the possibility of a reduced role and replacement in morning drive, but NORTH says that the station wants him to be the morning host and the dispute is over the contract offer.