View Full Version : Rodney Harrison nixed from joining Inside the NFL

Basketball Fan
05-19-2010, 10:34 AM

NBC "Football Night In America" analyst Rodney Harrison apparently was caught in the middle of some network politricks.

NFL TV moles say Showtime's "Inside the NFL" was interested in bringing Harrison on board, probably to replace Warren Sapp. Spies say Harrison was all but told he had the gig. It's worth mentioning Showtime is owned by CBS.

When word was passed to top brass about Harrison being in line for the job, the pending deal was nixed. After all, Harrison is an NBC guy. And the suits at NBC and CBS, especially Jeff Zucker (Prez/CEO NBC Universal) and Leslie Moonves (CBS' Chairman/CEO) ain't exactly fishing buddies.

With two CBS guys (James Brown and Phil Simms) on "Inside the NFL," hiring Harrison would have given NBC cast parity. The Peacock already has one of its voices, Cris Collinsworth, on the show. Guess poor Rodney just got caught in the middle.

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