Le Batard, a popular ESPN personality, is taking Monday off from his radio show, a source familiar with the matter confirmed to CNN Business.
But he is still planning to tape his daily TV show, “Highly Questionable,” later in the day.
“If you’re not calling it abhorrent, obviously racist, dangerous rhetoric, you’re complicit,” he said.
Following Thursday’s viral commentary, staffers — including Le Batard — were reminded that the policy is still in effect.
Le Batard was back on the air on Friday, and there is no indication that he has been suspended.
The host was “back and forth” with Pitaro all weekend, the source said.
Le Batard came away from the conversations feeling like he wasn’t ready to host his radio show on Monday, and ESPN accepted that.
On Monday ESPN declined to comment on the matter, as it has done since last Thursday.
Le Batard did not immediately respond to a request for comment.