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Barstool Sports responds to ESPN banning Patrick Beverley

Patrick Beverley with the ball

March 30, 2024; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Milwaukee Bucks guard Patrick Beverley (21) dribbles in the second quarter against the Atlanta Hawks at State Farm Arena. Mandatory credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy responded Friday to reports that ESPN had banned Patrick Beverley from appearing on their network.

Beverly hosts a podcast through Barstool Sports. After his Milwaukee Bucks were eliminated from the NBA playoffs on Thursday night, Beverley found himself in all kinds of trouble. He threw a ball at some fans near the end of the loss to the Indiana Pacers. He also declined to answer postgame questions from an ESPN producer because she was not a subscriber to his podcast.

On Friday, Portnoy responded to ESPN’s reported ban.

:Patrick Beverley and his irreverent style are always welcome on the Barstool Sports network. We do not believe in censorship at Barstool,” Portnoy wrote.

ESPN may silence Beverley, but not Barstool.

Now Beverley will await possible discipline from the league for his ball throwing at the fans.