TV analysts fight

Chicago Bulls TV analyst Kendall Gill has been temporarily suspended from his on-air duties at Comcast SportsNet Chicago after a physical altercation Tuesday with Big Ten Network analyst Tim Doyle, Crain’s Chicago Business reported.
The incident happened in the CSN newsroom after the taping of “Sports Talk Live,” a panel discussion on CSN Chicago among Doyle, Chicago Business’ Danny Ecker and Chicago Sun-Times reporter Herb Gould.
According to Ecker, who witnessed the incident and wrote about it, Gill confronted Doyle in the
newsroom over critical comments Doyle had made on the air about Gill’s analysis of the controversial final moments of Monday’s Chicago Bulls-Denver Nuggets game. The referees disallowed what at first appeared to be a last-second basket by the Bulls, thus giving the Nuggets win.
After the game, Gill said on the air that a basket interference against Bulls center Joakim Noah with 1.7 seconds to play in overtime “was a very bad call on the officials’ part,” a point that Doyle refuted on “Sports Talk Live.”
Ecker says Gill approached Doyle and “called him out” for his comments. The two got into a shoving match, with Gill eventually throwing a punch. The two bumped up against a sign on the wall and a small amount of blood was drawn — though it was unclear exactly how, Ecker wrote — before the two were separated.
“We’re looking further into the incident that took place in our newsroom earlier today,” CSN Chicago news director Kevin Cross said in a statement late Tuesday night. “Until the investigation is complete, Kendall Gill will not be appearing on our air.”
Gill, a former star at Illinois who had a 15-year NBA career, has been doing live pregame and postgame coverage of Bulls games on CSN Chicago