REPORT: Adam Rippon will NOT be an Olympics correspondent for NBC

USA Today columnist Christine Brennan is reporting that Olympic skater Adam Rippon has changed his mind and will not take a job as an on-air correspondent for NBC:

After agreeing to an offer to work for NBC, Adam Rippon @Adaripp decided overnight that he would rather remain as an Olympian, source telling me. Didn’t want to
relinquish his official Olympic standing, give up credential, move out of Team USA housing and miss closing ceremony.

— Christine Brennan (@cbrennansports) February 19, 2018

Life comes at you fast. It was just last night that the announcement was made:

Breaking: NBC hires Adam Rippon @adaripp as a correspondent for remainder of 2018 Winter Olympics. My @usatodaysports exclusive: https://t.co/AchVGuouDi

— Christine Brennan (@cbrennansports) February 18, 2018

So, is this really about the Closing Ceremony and housing or is it about competition for Johnny Weir?

I see people ripping on this but the on air peacock drama queening over wardrobe digs over looks & eye rolls Rippon & Weir throw at each other will be more interesting than anything else figure skating related in the Olympics. https://t.co/0xsEcPQTJ5

— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) February 18, 2018

It’s going to be amazing when Rippon shows up on air with his bronze medal & Weir shows up in bronze body paint to outdo him. Embrace this.

— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) February 18, 2018

Congrats to Adam Rippon for his new gig as Olympics correspondent and good luck NBC getting him to talk about something other than himself

— Sean Spicier (@sean_spicier) February 18, 2018

We may never know.

Related:

Sports journo pimps gay Olympian Adam Rippon after he throws ‘horrible’ accusation at Mike Pence https://t.co/UPFvl3714b

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 7, 2018

Cry him a RIVER! Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon is PISSED that he dug his OWN grave https://t.co/scOigFaODg

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 13, 2018

BACKFIRE! The Hill tries dunking on Donald Trump Jr. — and only beclowns Adam Rippon (and themselves) https://t.co/u7NqjerC5Z

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 14, 2018

BuzzFeed video producer declares Adam Rippon ‘the winner of the Olympics’ https://t.co/3bpfru52zr

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 17, 2018

 

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