UPDATE: Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerome The Bus Bettis confirmed Sporting News’ exclusive story that he’s out at ESPN.
While not directly addressing the layoffs at ESPN, the likable Bettis on Monday thanked the network for his four years.
PREVIOUS: More bad news out of ESPN: Jerome Bettis is out as an NFL analyst, sources told Sporting News on Sunday.
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The Pro Football Hall of Famer lost his gig as part of ESPN’s recent layoff of 100 analysts, anchors and online writers, said sources. Among the big names who have lost their jobs: Trent Dilfer, Ed Werder, Danny Kanell, Jayson Stark, Britt McHenry, Marc Stein, Andy Katz and Jade McCarthy.
ESPN declined to comment on Bettis’ dismissal. Bettis could not be reached for comment.
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Nicknamed The Bus, Bettis joined ESPN in 2013. He appeared on NFL Live and SportsCenter as well as ESPN Radio. Before joining ESPN, Bettis worked for NBC Sports and NFL Network.
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