Barstool Sports CEO Erika Ayers Badan resigns

Barstool Sports CEO Erika Ayers Badan resigns

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  • Todd Spangler, Variety
January 16, 2024 3:45 PM
  • Todd Spangler, Variety

After more than seven years at the helm of Barstool Sports — and in the wake of the company’s ill-fated sale in 2023 — Erika Ayers Badan announced Tuesday that she is stepping down as CEO.

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Last summer, Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy bought the site back from casino and online gambling operator Penn Entertainment for $1. That came after Penn Entertainment paid a total of about $550 million to acquire 100% control of Barstool, a few months before deciding to part ways with Barstool.

“The last two years was all Penn all the time,” Ayers Badan wrote in a farewell message to Barstool staffers.