Today ESPN is issuing an expanded book policy for our hundreds of commentators and reporters. You can read (PDF FILE)  the rules they will now follow if they are considering a book project.  Of note is that ESPN, as a matter of policy, will no longer grant permission to write as-told-to books with sports personalities.

Laurie Orlando, Senior Vice President of Talent Planning and Development explains: “This latest policy provides guidance in an increasingly complicated environment and will further protect the credibility of both ESPN and our people.”