Simmons Pits Media Suitors Versus Wall Street as Free Agent

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Bill Simmons speaks during a panel discussion at the South By Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas, on March 8, 2014.

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Bill Simmons’ departure from ESPN sets the stage for a bidding war for the popular sports personality that may include traditional and emerging media, digital entities and even venture capitalists.

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