“They threatened me, and I understood immediately that threat put me and my family at risk, and this exposure would put my professional life at risk as well. I foreclosed that possibility by disclosing the details to my family, and then when I discussed it with Bob, he and I agreed that I had placed the company in an untenable position and as a result, I should resign.” The Hollywood Reporter: John Skipper Details His ESPN Exit and a Cocaine Extortion Plot. (So, when backed into a corner, a man in a position of power … tells the truth. What a concept.)