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Philadelphia 76ers ban Howard Eskin from training facility following inappropriate behavior

Sixers bar Howard Eskin after alleged unwanted advance towards Aramark employee at Citizens Bank Park. Eskin banned from training facilities.

The Philadelphia sports community was rocked when the Sixers announced they were barring Howard Eskin from their facilities, following an alleged unwanted advance towards an Aramark employee at Citizens Bank Park. This decision was mirrored by the Phillies, who also took action against Eskin.

The Sixers spokesperson made it clear that Eskin would not be allowed into their training complex in Camden, New Jersey, until further notice. Additionally, they requested that Wells Fargo Center deny Eskin access to team activities for the foreseeable future. As a tenant of Wells Fargo Center, with a lease expiring in 2031, the Sixers are looking towards building a new arena in Philadelphia's Market East neighborhood.

Aramark, the company where the employee worked, swiftly responded to the situation by launching an investigation and collaborating with Audacy and the Phillies to ensure the employee's safety. Audacy revealed that Eskin had engaged in an unwelcome kiss towards the Aramark employee at Citizens Bank Park.

Despite the controversy, Eskin will continue to be on air at WIP, although he will not be present this weekend due to unrelated reasons. With a long-standing career in Philadelphia sports media, including hosting a sports talk radio show on Saturday mornings on WIP, Eskin has been a prominent figure in the industry for decades.

His son, Spike Eskin, also plays a role in the Philadelphia sports media landscape, recently rejoining WIP in the afternoon drive slot. In a post on social media, Spike Eskin emphasized the importance of being a good person and expressed gratitude for the continued support from listeners.

The incident involving Howard Eskin serves as a reminder of the importance of respecting boundaries and ensuring a safe workplace environment for all employees. The actions taken by the Sixers, Phillies, and Aramark demonstrate a commitment to upholding these values and prioritizing the well-being of their staff.

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