Jerome Bettis gets laid off by ESPN, too: report
Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis is among the 100 people laid off at ESPN, according to The Sporting News.
Bettis began working as an in-studio analysts for ESPN in 2013 and was a staple of the network’s NFL coverage on TV and on the radio.
Of the 100 ESPN layoffs, about 75 are publicly known. Bettis’, until today, was not.
The Hall of Famer started broadcasting with NBC shortly after the conclusion of his football career. Bettis worked with the network until 2013, when his contract wasn’t renewed and he joined ESPN.
He joins Trent Dilfer among the other former players-turned analysts, reporters and personalities let go by ESPN.
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One of Bettis’ most recent public appearances was announcing the Steelers’ first-round selection of T.J. Watt at the NFL draft in Philadelphia. Doing so alongside fellow former running back Franco Harris, Bettis also paid tribute to the late Steelers owner Dan Rooney.
He continues to own his restaurant, Jerome Bettis’ Grille 36 on Pittsburgh’s North Shore.
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