Sage Steele sues ESPN, says she was ‘sidelined’ for opinion on COVID vaccine mandate
Sage Steele attends Mickey's 90th Spectacular at The Shrine Auditorium on Oct. 6, 2018 in Los Angeles. - Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images North America/TNS

She thought it was worth a shot. ESPN broadcaster Sage Steele sued her employer Thursday, claiming the company “sidelined” her after she spoke about her hesitation to get the COVID vaccine. Disney, which owns ESPN, required all employees to get vaccinated by Sept. 30, 2021. Steele said late that September that she got the shot. She remains employed by ESPN. “I respect everyone’s decision, I really do,” she said on Jay Cutler’s podcast. “But to mandate it is sick and it’s scary to me in many ways.” In the lawsuit, Steele claimed that after her podcast appearance, ESPN removed her from prime ass...