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Rick Reilly: Non-Compete Clause “Is Bliss.”

A quick update on Rick Reilly, who became rich as Croesus when he jumped ship from Sports Illustrated to ESPN mag late last year. Under the terms of his non-compete, however, his starting date at ESPN was pushed down to June 2008.

Then his original plan to work on film projects got scuttled by the pesky WGA strike. So how is Reilly spending his newfound free time? The dude is vacationing like crazy:

“I just got back from three weeks in Argentina… and I’m fixing to go to Tahiti, Thailand, New Zealand, Cabo, Europe. I’m going to drink coffee, play the piano, get up, have breakfast, go back to bed and read, and forget the job. They call it a no-compete clause. I call it bliss.”

And for all our fellow Reilly fans who are wondering what the sportswriter thinks about the Mitchell Report and internal politics at Sports Illustrated, we’d recommend checking out the above linked interview by Westword‘s Michael Roberts. It’s good stuff.

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