Ed Werder Implies That Ron Jaworski Has Been Fired By ESPN, Claims Roger Goodell Is Angry With The Network
It appears that longtime NFL analyst and former Monday Night Football announcer Ron Jaworski may have been one of the several dozen ESPN employees fired by the network.
Laid off ESPN NFL reporter Ed Werder spilled the beans in his latest podcast.
“It causes me to wonder what is ESPN about because I thought it was about news and information and highlights, and I’m not sure that is the point of emphasis anymore. How is ESPN going to cover the NFL without all of the people who just lost their jobs? What happens without Merril Hoge and Ron Jaworski to ‘NFL Matchup?’ What happens to ‘NFL Insiders’ without a number of analysts, former general managers like Joe Banner and Mark Dominik? Are we really about to see a time when ESPN can no longer afford to cover its most valuable property in the way that historically it has?”
Werder also claims that Roger Goodell is pissed at the Worldwide Leader in Sports for cutting so many NFL reporters.
As far as people I’ve heard from that surprised me the most, I heard from three or four head coaches, multiple general managers, Hall of Fame players, current players. And the most surprising to me was Roger Goodell, the commissioner of the NFL, phoned me. He said he was angered by it. I haven’t spoken to him yet, but that surprised me. And that tells me something about Roger Goodell as a human being.
If you have a chance you should probably check out Werder’s podcast and listen to his feelings on being fired by the company he’s dedicated 17 years of his life to.
Via The Big Lead