Rizzi says he “wouldn” consider a job at ESPN, but he also says he doesn’t see how that could happen given the current state of his relationship with the network.”ESPN is going to go to great lengths to protect their interests,” Rizzio said in an interview with HuffPost Live.
“If they feel threatened, they’re going to have to protect themselves.
And that’s not the way we want to be.
So I wouldn’t be surprised if ESPN did a deal with me, I’m sure.
But I would not be surprised.”
In a separate interview with The Associated Press, ESPN said it was in the “preliminary stages” of discussions with Rizzó, but declined to provide any details.ESPN’s relationship with Rizvi is strained, however, with the two men reportedly battling for control of the network and other talent, with Riza Aziz the latest to join the fray.
Rizi, in particular, has repeatedly called for a $150 million salary increase for the network, which is based in New York City.
The two sides have yet to finalize any deal, and ESPN declined to comment on the talks.