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    John Clayton out at ESPN

    ESPN has let go of yet another longtime NFL reporter.

    John Clayton, who has covered the NFL for ESPN for 23 years, has been laid off, according to Sporting News.

    Claytonís ESPN Radio show in Seattle will remain in place, as the local ESPN Radio affiliates are not actually owned by ESPN. But he is done covering the league for ESPN on television and on

    ESPN is laying off about 100 employees. Clayton joins a list of many laid-off ESPN workers who are recognizable to NFL fans, a list that also includes Adam Caplan, Andrew Brandt, Trent Dilfer, Ed Werder, Britt McHenry, Ashley Fox and Paul Kuharsky.

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    At the rate ESPN is going, they're going to have no one left. Well, no one of any experience or stature.

    Maybe he will wind up working for Fox Sports or......?

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    So are these ESPN troubles the first major signs of overpaying for some sports past the point of it being sustainable? Overpaying talent? The halo effect is good and all, to a point, but eventually it can't just be about spotlighting and separating the brand from the rest. At some point these properties need to make money for the channel. Assets aren't assets if they are sinking you financially. Eventually, the bubble bursts.
    Nuntius was right for a while. I was wrong for a while. But ultimately I was right and Frank Vogel has been let go.


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