We’re still reeling from ESPN’s announcement that the network bounced Sean Salisbury after 12 years.
L.A. TIMES codger Larry Stewart has Sean’s *exclusive* reax - for those of us who care: “I’d grown tired of being punished for not being an NFL superstar. Analysts who don’t work as hard as me, don’t prepare as hard as me, and don’t have my resume were making more than me just because of their ability to throw or catch a football.“
It was interesting to note that Salisbury was a major contributor to ESPN’s recent Super Bowl coverage. And ironically, his peformance was starting to get a little better, and more consistent, in the past few months.
But it’s very curious as to why ESPN would choose to fire him now. If the WWL was ever to do it, you would’ve thought it was immediately after after his mobile phone funny. Or perhaps his pseudo stint as an anti-semite.
More Salisbury: “I’m a free agent. I’ve been liberated. I knew this was coming, but I couldn’t be happier. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciated the opportunity ESPN gave me, but they had capped my ceiling. There was only so far I could go there. I’d done nothing wrong, and if you hear otherwise, it’s not true. I did everything that was asked of me.”
Yeah, we’re both thinking the same thing. That sounds a lot like a guy who will a bevy of employment opps forthcoming.