Controversial ESPN Streamer Dan Dakich took a work as a delivery driver to reimburse the money he lost at gambling on NCAA basketball, confessing he had “lost sight of the value of a dollar”.
Dakich lost an undisclosed amount in March when he bet on the National Collegiate Athletics Association men’s tournament, the former Indiana University Hoosiers player and head coach taking a job with DoorDash to recover his losses.
The 58-year-old told barretsportsmedia.com:
“I come from iron and steel workers, teachers, and I lost sight of the value of a dollar. I woke up at 5:30 a.m. and told my wife I had to make up for it. Seriously, I went to the hardware store about a mile from my house and applied for a job, because I wanted the money back. I owe my family and lost a dollar’s worth.
His self-punishment eventually saw him take on the role of food delivery after seeing his stepson win $ 25 per hour with GrubHub, even though his wife thought he was an “idiot”.
“My wife called me an idiot and said I didn’t have to, but wanted to because I preached the value of a dollar to so many people.”
A few months later and Dakich is still being delivered, having been suspended from role with ESPN for making controversial statements.
This concerns a dispute on Twitter over the remuneration of varsity athletes, with Professor Dr. Johanna mellis affirming:
“Through his use of the b word and the way he sexualized my clear reference to running in the pool, he debased and raped me according to my identity on the public airwaves for everyone to hear.”
Dakich has already been suspended in 2019 from his other hosting role “The Dan Dakich Show” at Station owned by Emmis Communications WFNI The Fan, for “Dan’s failure last year to adhere to journalistic principles valued by Emmis.”
The reason for this 2019 suspension was never disclosed, and neither Emmis nor ESPN have commented on Dakich’s most recent issues yet..
Dakich himself recently said:
“I don’t know if ESPN will get me back. I guess they won’t. We do not care? Who cares about man?
A gambling man might not want to bet against ESPN by severing ties with him after that statement, so Dakich might be with DoorDash for a while yet!
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