It was an eventful Monday for a couple of longtime ESPN hosts on Monday.
One longtime ESPN host announced his departure from the network. Kenny Mayne, who’s been hosting SportsCenter for decades, announced that he is leaving the Worldwide Leader. Mayne announced the news on Twitter, citing his departure as a product of budgetary cuts.
“I am leaving ESPN. Salary cap casualty,” he tweeted. “I will miss the people. I will miss the vending machine set up over by the old Van Pelt joint. We had everything.”
Later on Monday, ESPN announced that another longtime host has signed a contract extension. Chris Berman has agreed to a new deal with the network.
It was a tough day for fans of Kenny Mayne, though many were happy to see that ESPN has continued to commit to Berman.
Others, meanwhile, pointed out the interesting choice to let Mayne walk while keeping Berman.
Berman will continue to host NFL Primetime as part of his new deal.
“We’ve been working on it for a while, and this was the perfect time to do it,” Berman told the Associated Press. “ESPN has been almost two-thirds of my life. I’m honored that what I do still works.”
Berman, 66, has hosted the show since 1987.
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