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ESPN reporter Allison Williams leaving network over COVID-19 vaccine mandate

ESPN sideline reporter Allison Williams

Allison Williams said last month that she was remaining unvaccinated while she and her husband are trying to get pregnant. (Alika Jenner/Getty Images)

ESPN reporter Allison Williams is leaving the network over her decision not to get a COVID-19 vaccine, Williams said Friday on Instagram.

Disney, ESPN’s parent company, has implemented a coronavirus mandate for all employees that will go into effect Thursday. Williams said last month that she was unvaccinated and planned to remain that way while she and her husband were trying to have a second child.

Williams said in a video that she was denied a “request for accommodation” from ESPN, and that she will be “separated” from the company next week.

“Belief is a word I’ve been thinking about a lot lately, because in addition to the medical apprehensions regarding my desire to have another child in regards to receiving this injection, I am also so

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Cardinals TE Maxx Williams Ignites Offense with Big Catch


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Arizona Cardinals tight end Maxx Williams runs with the ball after a making a catch against the Minnesota Vikings in the fourth quarter Sunday, September 19, at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

Playing against his hometown team, Arizona Cardinals tight end Maxx Williams had the best game of his seven-year NFL career.

He also made one of the biggest — and craziest — catches of the game.

Williams, who grew up in Waconia, Minnesota, and played at the University of Minnesota, posted career-highs with seven catches for 94 yards in the Cardinals’ wild 34-33 win over the visiting Vikings on Sunday, September 19.

He also made an incredible grab at a time when Arizona’s offense was sputtering and in need of a jolt.

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Max Kellerman moving from ESPN’s ‘First Take’ to morning radio show with Keyshawn Johnson, Jay Williams

Max Kellerman’s departure from “First Take” is official.

Kellerman sat opposite Stephen A. Smith on the two-hour debate show for five years, but ESPN announced Tuesday that Kellerman is leaving the show to join the morning radio program.

Front Office Sports first reported Kellerman’s potential move last week.

Alongside ex-NFL wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson and former basketball star Jay Williams, Kellerman will replace Zubin Mehenti, who has been absent for an extended period due to a medical issue. Mehenti will return to “SportsCenter” anchoring duties upon his return.

Kellerman will also be hosting “a new ESPN television series (more details to follow),” ESPN said in a release. The company also said plans on First Take’s updated format will be revealed “soon.” Kellerman’s weekly boxing show on ESPN2 will continue.

Max Kellerman attends the 2021 Sports Humanitarian Awards on July 12, 2021 in New York City.

Max Kellerman attends the 2021 Sports Humanitarian Awards on July 12, 2021 in New York City.

With Kellerman’s two-hour radio slot

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Doug Williams promoted to senior adviser to Washington Football Team president Jason Wright

Washington Football Team executive Doug Williams once made history with the franchise. Now he hopes to help shape its future.

Washington named Williams as its senior adviser to team president Jason Wright. The move from the football side to the business side of the building will give Williams a chance to impact key decisions awaiting the organization.

He became the first Black quarterback to play in, and win, a Super Bowl in January 1988, leading Washington to a win over Denver while being named MVP. He spent the past six seasons in personnel with the team, first as a senior executive and then as a senior vice president of player personnel.

But after Ron Rivera was hired last offseason, Williams was shifted to senior vice president of player development.

Now, he’ll assist Wright as Washington navigates pivotal changes, from the team name to its quest for a new stadium —

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