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Former ESPN Host Kenny Mayne Lands A New Job

Kenny Mayne on ESPN.

Kenny Mayne on ESPN.

ESPN got rid of longtime anchor and host Kenny Mayne back in May in what the television personality deemed a “salary cap casualty.” Thankfully, Mayne has not had trouble finding work since.

After serving as a nightly host during the Olympics on NBC, Mayne is now joining Caesars Sportsbook as a content contributor and brand ambassador. This isn’t the first time Mayne has worked at the Las Vegas institution.

In his introductory video this afternoon, he shared that he served as an usher at Caesars during the Muhammad Ali-Larry Holmes fight back in 1980.

At Caesars, Mayne will have the chance to reunite with former ESPN colleague Trey Wingo, who welcomed his buddy to the fold on Twitter this afternoon.

“The past is prologue. Welcome old friend,” Wingo wrote above a selfie of the two former Worldwide Leader employees.

Mayne certainly had a prolific run at

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1. I’m torn.

There is a part of me that feels bad ESPN gets labeled (unfairly) as being “too political” because that narrative is nonsense.

SportsCenter anchors aren’t covering the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. Stephen A. Smith isn’t talking about people not taking jobs because they are getting unemployment money. College GameDay isn’t explaining Joe Biden’s infrastructure deal.

So to say ESPN covers politics is disingenuous.

Now, do ESPN personalities tweet about politics? Sure. I think they tweet more about social justice issues than politics, but I know people don’t appreciate nuance these days.

It doesn’t appear ESPN’s executive senior vice president Norby Williamson appreciates any of it, though.

In a new (and excellent) interview with The Ringer, former SportsCenter stalwart, Kenny Mayne discussed his departure from the network and shared some hard-to-believe stories about just how paranoid and sensitive ESPN is about the whole politics thing.

“They were

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What Does Life After ESPN Look Like for Kenny Mayne?

Kenny Mayne is hungry. There’s a metaphor in there somewhere, considering what’s going on with his career, but in this case, I’m just making an observation. It’s just after 9 o’clock on a sleepy Thursday morning in August, and we’re sitting down for breakfast at his hotel in Santa Monica. He’s in town with his wife, Gretchen, and two of his four daughters—one of whom, Elaina, they’re dropping off at USC. She’s a freshman. I ask whether it’s a Varsity Blues situation and he’s the new Aunt Becky.

“No, she did it all herself,” he says. “Engineering.”

They shipped Elaina’s stuff from their home in Connecticut out to his friend and former ESPN colleague Neil Everett’s house in L.A. They moved her onto campus a couple of days ago, but they’re sticking around for a minute. It’s nice here and he has the time, which isn’t the same thing as

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Aaron Rodgers Tells Kenny Mayne Why He’s Upset With Packers

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers with his hands in a hand warmer.

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers with his hands in a hand warmer.

For the first time since all the rumors about his frustration with the Green Bay Packers surfaced, Aaron Rodgers revealed why he’s currently unhappy with the franchise that drafted him in 2005.

Rodgers was on ESPN’s SportsCenter on Monday night for Kenny Mayne’s final show. During his interview with Mayne, the three-time MVP discussed his standoff with the Packers.

Contrary to popular belief, Rodgers said that his frustration with the Packers is not about the front office’s decision to draft Jordan Love last year. Instead, his problem is with the way certain people inside the organization have handled things.

“With my situation, look it’s never been about the draft pick, picking Jordan,” Rodgers told Mayne, via ESPN. “I love Jordan; he’s a great kid. [We’ve had] a lot of fun to work together. Love the coaching

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