Reggie Bush, the 2005 Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL working again, will not return to Fox Sports activities after an obvious contract dispute, as reported by Andrew Marchand of the New York Submit. His place on the community group’s “Large Midday Kickoff” could also be stuffed by Mark Ingram II, one other former Heisman winner.
Marchand mentioned that Bush and Fox agreed to a one-year contract in 2022, however negotiations had damaged off this time round. Ingram, within the meantime, could contemplate staying within the NFL at the least for one more season, simply as he did final 12 months with the New Orleans Saints after beforehand speaking with Fox.
The potential shakeup for “Large Midday Kickoff” goes together with inside motion at FOX and ongoing job cuts in sports activities tv. FS1 is making an attempt to fill a void created by Shannon Sharpe’s impending departure from “Skip and Shannon: Undisputed.” Because it seems to be within its roster and could entertain others to sit down alongside Skip Bayless, the identical channel can thank its fortunate stars that Colin Cowherd has no interest in a reunion with ESPN.
As for the trade general, layoffs have turn into an unlucky custom over a lot of the previous decade, with distinguished media corporations decreasing their workers each two to a few years.
ESPN, the most important participant within the recreation, is beginning to take a look at trimming its on-air staff after its first spherical of cuts earlier this spring targeted on the enterprise aspect. A type of on-air personalities could already be in search of the exits as Jay Williams, the previous Duke basketball star and NBA guard, spoke on Patrick Beverley’s podcast about his future with ESPN and the way forward for sports activities media as a complete.
Warner Bros. Discovery, which owns TNT and TBS and manages NBA TV, has already made cuts this 12 months whereas additionally hoping to retain its NBA rights bundle earlier than that contract expires in 2025. NFL Media started its layoffs as well, and at least until August, is dwelling to the most important potential free agent in sports activities media.