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mainman11111 PM mainman11111
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Posted: 3/7/2017 5:46:13 PM

More layoffs are coming to ESPN, according to a report on Monday from Sports Illustrated's Richard Deitsch.

In October 2015, ESPN laid off north of 300 employees, mostly behind the scenes people. Now, Deitsch reports that layoffs will come to "talent" — ESPN parlance for writers and on-air personalities.

From SI:

"SI has learned that ESPN will have significant cost-cutting over the next four months on its talent side (people in front of the camera or audio/digital screen). Multiple sources said ESPN has been tasked with paring tens of millions of staff salary from its payroll, including staffers many viewers and readers will recognize. Those with contracts coming up would be particularly vulnerable, sources said."

Deitsch also reports that some contracts will be bought out:

"The company is also expected to buyout some existing contracts, which is something rare for ESPN historically beyond a few NFL talents. The cuts are expected to be completed by June. Sources within ESPN say that there is no set list of names yet and stressed that behind-the-scenes people will likely (key word) not be impacted by these cuts."

VanDutch PM VanDutch
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Posted: 3/7/2017 6:06:06 PM
I hope the guy that runs ESPN.com ( score update ) goes first...
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Posted: 3/7/2017 7:52:49 PM
I don't believe it...   ESPN doesn't have any on-air 'talent'
ChalkorDog PM ChalkorDog
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Posted: 3/7/2017 9:48:08 PM

Without knowing their contract status, I would say the following would be in the crosshairs...

* Ron Jawroski

* Bob Ley

* Hannah Storm

* Linda Cohn

* Ed Werder

SashimiKid PM SashimiKid
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Posted: 3/7/2017 10:43:29 PM
The guy that hired Van Pelt needs to go
hillardoh1 PM hillardoh1
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Posted: 3/13/2017 6:31:12 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by SashimiKid:

The guy that hired Van Pelt needs to go
I agree
The Hawk PM The Hawk
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Posted: 3/13/2017 9:00:55 PM
Please fire the idiot that puts up "Sportscenter is coming up next," at the end of the 1st quarter...........

.........and get rid of Teddy Bruschi. Pats NEVER did anything wrong, even when they got caught.
LRM704 PM LRM704
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Posted: 3/13/2017 10:08:12 PM
Teddy Bruschi 
Slobbasaurus PM Slobbasaurus
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Posted: 3/16/2017 1:48:18 PM
Michael and Jamelle.  She brings out his blackness.  
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