Dick Ebersol Out at NBC Sports Longtime network executive resigns over contract dispute By Kevin Spak, Newser Staff Posted May 19, 2011 12:58 PM CDT 0 comments Comments NBC Sports Group Chairman Dick Ebersol addresses a news conference at the offices of the National Hockey League, in New York, Tuesday, April 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) (Newser) – NBC sports chief Dick Ebersol has resigned, the AP reports. A source said it's because of a contract dispute and has nothing to do with the network's current negotiations to broadcast the Olympics or its merger with Comcast. Ebersol, 63, has been running NBC's sports division since 1989. Before that, he directed late-night programming (as a 28-year-old) and helped create Saturday Night Live with Lorne Michaels.