The Purge Continues: Hall Of Fame Reporter John Clayton Laid Off From ESPN

By 05.31.17

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ESPN is officially drunk behind the wheel.

Just one month after ESPN laid off 100 employees on Wednesday as part of a “company-wide restructuring” that really means an antiquated cable-TV-first business model that stubbornly refused to adapt to cord-cutting and technological shifts, one fan favorite has gotten the axe: John Clayton aka ‘The Professor.’

Clayton served as senior NFL writer and commentator at ESPN for 23 years and starred in the greatest “This is SportsCenter” TV commercials. In 2007, Clayton was inducted into the writer’s wing of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Clayton is still talking NFL with an ESPN connection. Clayton also hosts a radio show in Seattle, and will continue in that role, according to Sporting News.

Heroes get remembered. Legends never die.

[h/t Sporting News]


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