Dan Dakich Fully Deserved Suspension After Long History of Nonsense

CHAMPAIGN, IL - FEBRUARY 05: ESPN broadcaster Dan Dakich is seen during the Illinois Fighting Illini and Michigan State Spartans game at State Farm Center on February 5, 2019 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
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If you watch college basketball, you know just how exasperating ESPN commentator and radio show host Dan Dakich is. He is notorious for his outlandish hot takes (especially on Twitter) and unleashing exceptionally harsh criticism in the direction of players on the hardwood.

Well, his antics have finally caught up with him as the former Indiana Hoosier interim head coach has been suspended from his show, ESPN's "The Fan."

Emmis Communications, the organization that owns the ESPN affiliate, announced on Monday that Dakich was sentenced to a one-week moratorium for "a failure last year on Dan's part to adhere to the journalistic principles valued by Emmis."

It's about time, no?

Dakich simply has an extended history of failing to live up to journalistic standards and principles and fully deserved this suspension. Heck, it's almost disrespectful to esteemed journalists in the industry to go as far as to label Dakich a correspondent.

It remains to be seen if Dakich's representatives will comment on the predicament, and ESPN appears to be taking the same route at this time. As of now, it's unclear as to which outburst in particular the 57-year-old was suspended for.

Continue on with your day, folks. A suspension for Dakich was inevitable and we will provide a further interpretation of this news should any be made available.