Long-time National Football League insider let go — Latest ESPN layoff

Latest ESPN layoff: Long-time NFL insider let go
ESPN reportedly lays off Hall of Fame NFL reporter John Clayton
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01 June, 2017

National Football League reporter John Clayton reportedly is among the ESPN layoffs, according to several reports.

John Clayton will be laid off from ESPN after 23 years of covering the NFL.

Fortunately, Clayton will keep his ESPN radio job in Seattle.

The network's National Football League coverage has taken previous blows with the departure of Ed Werder, who'd been with ESPN since 1998, and Trent Dilfer, the Super Bowl-winning quarterback who joined the network as an analyst in 2008.

In a nod to the conspiracy theory that led to a memorable "SPORTSCENTER" commercial, CLAYTON added, "By the way I am keeping the ponytail".

The Clayton layoff is part of a wider downsizing in the sports media industry, as reputable names across the board have been laid off this year.

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In confirming the news on Wednesday, the respected Clayton decided to make a joke in the process.

Clayton did not reply to a pair of Deadspin's requests for comment. Trent Dilfer, Ed Werder and Britt McHenry are also out.

The Professor's tenure at ESPN is coming to an end.

When ESPN was in the midst of massive layoffs last month, we knew that all the names would not be publicly released at the time.

There has been no official word from Clayton or ESPN, according to the Sporting News story.

I am well taken care of by ESPN.


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