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ESPN's Wojnarowski suspended after sending profane email to Sen. Hawley

Hawley has publicly opposed the suspension.

Sen. Josh Hawley on June 16, 2020
Sen. Josh Hawley on June 16, 2020
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Updated: July 12, 2020 - 1:29pm

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ESPN Senior NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski reportedly has been suspended after he sent an email to U.S. Senator Josh Hawley that said, without asterisks, "F**k you."

The Missouri Republican posted an image of the email on Twitter.

Wojnarowski was responding to an emailed press release about Hawley's letter to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. In the letter, Hawley criticized the NBA for its behavior regarding China, and asked multiple questions, including what messages players will be allowed to display on their jerseys.

Wojnarowski has apologized, and ESPN has denounced the comment. 

"Don’t make @wojespn apologize. He’s just saying what he really thinks. Call out the @NBA. You know, your job," Hawley tweeted.

The senator also spoke out against ESPN suspending Wojnarowski. 

"@espn don’t suspend a reporter, ask tough questions of @NBA about their pro-#China, anti-America bias. Start reporting for goodness sake," Hawley wrote.