John Clayton out at ESPN, but staying on Seattle radio

Clyde Nash
June 1, 2017

Longtime NFL insider John Clayton is reportedly the latest big name to be let go as part of the network's major restructuring.

This April, in the wake of ESPN losing 12 million subscribers over the past five years, the network launched a series of layoffs eventually totaling almost 100, including on-air talent Jerome Bettis, Sara Walsh, Chad Ford, Jay Crawford and Ed Werder.

Clayton announced on Wednesday that he and ESPN have parted ways after 23 years with the company.

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Clayton is one of several prominent National Football League reporters and commentators who have been discarded in recent months. As his segment ends, he rips off a fake suit, pulls his hair down into its natural form (a mullet), flips on some heavy metal, shouts for his mom and starts to eat on his bed.

National Football League insider John Clayton is the latest ESPN personality to be laid off by the self-named Worldwide Leader in Sports.

Clayton took to Twitter Wednesday to confirm the news.

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Eventually, the man nicknamed "The Professor" was a regular on the national NFL beat for ESPN.

Oh yeah, we can't have a Clayton post without bringing up one of the greatest This is SportsCenter commercials of all-time.

If you're a pro football fan, are you surprised that ESPN made a decision to include John Clayton in the layoffs?

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ESPN is laying off about 100 employees.

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