Report: Sean Salisbury Drops Deadspin Libel Suit
July 27, 2010 at 4:49 PM (PT)
DEADSPIN is reporting that former ESPN commentator and CBS RADIO Sports KRLD-F (105.3 THE FAN)/DALLAS host SEAN SALISBURY has dropped his libel lawsuit against DEADSPIN parent GAWKER NEDIA, LLC, GAWKER ENTERTAINMENT, LLC, and editor A.J. DAULERIO for reporting on a "sexting" incident that the site said led to SALISBURY's suspension from ESPN in 2007.
An official comment from GAWKER MEDIA said, "SEAN SALISBURY's admissions regarding the cell phone incident while employed at ESPN have been a matter of public record for several months. Recently, in connection with his suit against DEADSPIN for libel, he sent a subpoena to CBS RADIO for documents relating to his termination from 105.3 THE FAN in SEPTEMBER 2009.
"CBS produced those documents.
"Today, SALISBURY dismissed his claims against us without prejudice. In his court filing, he did not explain why. We wish him the best as he tries to rebuild his career."