ESPN has lost a lot of its top personalities and writers over the past two years. On Monday, it was revealed that they were losing another fan-favorite.
“Sportscenter” legend and longtime ESPN personality Kenny Mayne announced on his Twitter that he will be leaving the network due to financial reasons.
“I am leaving ESPN. Salary cap casualty. Thanks for the opportunity Vince Doria & Al Jaffe & for taking my solicitations Herman/Stinton/Lynch. I will miss the people. I will miss the vending machine set up over by the old Van Pelt joint. We had everything. IntoTheGreatWideOpen#” Mayne wrote on Twitter.
I am leaving ESPN.
Salary cap casualty.
Thanks for the opportunity Vince Doria & Al Jaffe & for taking my solicitations
I will miss the people.
I will miss the vending machine set up over by the old Van Pelt joint.
We had everything.
— Kenny Mayne (@Kenny_Mayne) May 10, 2021
Kenny Mayne’s unique personality and witty sense of humor endeared him to sports fans everywhere. Sure enough, fans are bashing ESPN with the news of Mayne leaving.
The humor of Kenny Mayne is one of the reasons I could actually see myself in the world of journalism, what he and Stuart Scott brought to ESPN is forever in my DNA as a performer.
— Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi (@roywoodjr) May 10, 2021
We are getting to the point of being able to start a new network with former ESPN employees that were show the door. Loved our time as Teammates Kenny, hope our paths cross soon.
— Mike Golic (@golic) May 10, 2021
A legend in every sense of the word. A unique style and soul.
Kenny Mayne is ESPN. He played a large role in making it what is today.
Very sad to hear this.
Looking forward to what’s next for him. https://t.co/zMURWLJhdd
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) May 10, 2021
A multi billion dollar company letting go a priceless talent who doesn’t even charge as much. Wow. You’ll be missed on the TV, but hopefully you find a home soon and we always welcome you here.
— Andito (@LaudenKincaid) May 10, 2021
ESPN doesn’t even take care of their top talent? https://t.co/sYgz16VcUk
— Poke (@JCR_321Finest) May 10, 2021
Last night I watched SportsCenter for probably the first time in two years. I would have flipped to something else after 2 seconds but Kenny Mayne was doing the highlight, and he made me laugh, and I watched the rest of the show. Now this. Best to you, @Kenny_Mayne, and thanks. https://t.co/vbqoNvEk5p
— Andrew Baggarly (@extrabaggs) May 10, 2021
Kenny Mayne being out of work with ESPN and Clay Travis signing a new deal with Fox sounds out of whack
— 𝐄𝐱𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐫 𝐏𝐨𝐩𝐞 (@exavierpope) May 10, 2021
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Kenny Mayne truly is a one-of-a-kind sports talent.
Growing up watching “Sportcenter” everyday, it was clear that Mayne had a way of making the game fun. It was contagious, and made it easy to fall in love with sports.
ESPN is losing a good one with Kenny Mayne. But I’m sure he’ll land on his feet just fine.
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