Finebaum: No restriction on curbing criticism on SEC Network

Earlier today, I posted my Q/A with Paul Finebaum. However, I thought this was worth a headline.

Paul Finebaum didn’t get to where he is today by holding back his views. He’s outspoken, candid, and of course, critical when events warrant. Just ask some of his targets through the years.

So naturally, people will be watching to see how Finebaum handles himself now that he works at a TV property that bears the SEC’s name. Here is his answer when I asked him about it.


Finebaum: What I’ve been told, is we are going to be able to do the same thing on this program we’ve always done.  There are a lot of people out there waiting for a train wreck or waiting to see what happens when we criticize a coach or a president or an athletic director.  Sure, I covered sports for a long time.  That’s what I would be looking for.

And I don’t know what the answer to that is, but I intend to keep doing the same thing I’ve always done. My bosses to a person have all told me, ‘We want you to be you.  We’re not asking you to be a shill, we’re not asking you to be a house organ, we’re asking you to do a show under the same auspices and the same guidelines that you’ve always done.’


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