Kenny Mayne hosted his final SportsCenter show on ESPN on Monday night.
The longtime ESPN host, who has been with the network for decades, announced earlier this month that he was leaving. Mayne was reportedly offered a significant pay decrease to stay with the company, though he opted to pursue other options.
“I’m not asking anyone to feel sorry for me. It’s my choice to stay or not stay,” Mayne told The Athletic. “It was still a good amount of money in the real world. I’m not trying to frame this as woe for me. Nothing like that. I just think I can do better elsewhere.”
Monday night, Mayne hosted a star-studded final SportsCenter. The highlight of the show was Mayne’s interview with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
That quote wasn’t the best part of the interview, though. This part was:
That is pretty awesome.
The sports media world paid tribute to Mayne during his final show on Monday night.
Mayne posted a heartfelt message on Twitter following his final show.
“First..thank you to everyone on the show for making it as ridiculous as it was. But mostly for the way we cared about the work & each other every night. ESPN will be doing great things 7 days a week,” Mayne wrote.
Best of luck in whatever comes next, Kenny.
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