After 12 years at the worldwide leader in sports NFL analyst Sean Salisbury has parted ways with the sports giant. In what seemed to be an amicable split you’ll see later in the story SS showed his true colors.It is not clear on what is next for the former NFL journeyman but in a released statement he had this to say, “I want to thank ESPN for 12 great years of talking football on TV and the radio. I have grown as much as I can at ESPN and decided to expand my horizons. I have created a brand and it’s time to expand into other opportunities in TV, radio, Internet, publishing, movies and public speaking, among others. My resume speaks for itself as a football analyst, and I believe I can talk all sports with the best of them.” I am not sure of what “brand” Salisbury is referring to but we’ll see who comes knocking on his door.
In a statement released by ESPN they said the following, “Sean Salisbury has made many contributions to our efforts for the past 12 years. We thank him and wish him all the best.”
In a later interview Salisbury was not very complimentary of the folks in Bristol. He is now saying he was under appreciated and under paid. He even went on to tell the LA Times he was “tired of it.”
“I’m a free agent,” he said. “I’ve been liberated. I knew this was coming, but I couldn’t be happier.
“I’d grown tired of being punished for not being an NFL superstar. Analysts who don’t work as hard as me, don’t prepare as hard as me, and don’t have my resume were making more than me just because of their ability to throw or catch a football.
OK Sean, nice dig at Emmitt Smith. Though it maybe true about Emmitt, way to show your true colors on the way out the door.
“Don’t get me wrong, I appreciated the opportunity ESPN gave me, but they had capped my ceiling. There was only so far I could go there.
“I’d done nothing wrong, and if you hear otherwise, it’s not true. I did everything that was asked of me.”
Yeah, OK Sean you did everything that was asked of you by ESPN but let’s not forget they made you a household name. I mean really do you think you ever would have been in the movies The Benchwarmers or The Longest Yard without ESPN?