Dec 18 (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's John Skipper on
Monday resigned from his role as ESPN president and co-chairman
of the Disney Media Networks, citing substance addiction
"I have struggled for many years with a substance addiction.
I have decided that the most important thing I can do right now
is to take care of my problem," Skipper said in a statement. (http://es.pn/2kgmnCb)
George Bodenheimer, who was ESPN's president from 1998 to
2011 and executive chairman until May 2014, will be the acting
chairman of the company for the next 90 days, ESPN said in a
(Reporting by Aishwarya Venugopal in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun
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