According to a report from Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch, ESPN president John Skipper has resigned from his position due to his ongoing struggle with drugs and alcohol.
"Today I have resigned from my duties as President of ESPN," Skipper said in a statement. "I have had a wonderful career at the Walt Disney Company and am grateful for the many opportunities and friendships. I owe a debt to many, but most profoundly Michael Lynton, George Bodenheimer and Bob Iger.”
The 61-year-old Skipper joined ESPN in 1997 as senior vice president and general manager of ESPN The Magazine. He was named president on Jan. 1, 2012.