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Kenny Mayne content after scripting perfect final ‘SportsCenter’

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Kenny Mayne was content with his final “SportsCenter” broadcast Monday night. (AP Images for Verizon – go90)

During Kenny Mayne’s final “SportsCenter,” he was asked to do something that he wasn’t known for: have a serious conversation.

“I used to joke, I’m a journal-tainer. I guess the best way to put it is, I always said, ‘I take serious things seriously and less serious things less seriously,’” Mayne told the Los Angeles Times after he closed out his run anchoring ESPN’s signature show Monday night.

“Sometimes you just have to call a highlight. Sometimes you’re reading about a guy charged with a crime. It’s not impossible to be able to wear both hats.”

And on Monday, it called for pressing Aaron Rodgers for details about his desire to be traded.

The full-circle moment for Mayne was recognizing the opportunities he received along the way while acknowledging there were times that

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