With Colin Cowherd having taken his talents to Fox Sports 1 he’s finally speaking about why he decided to leave ESPN.
This is very similar to what many former ESPN employees state after leaving–mostly blaming the ‘toxic’ work environment. Cowherd basically backs up that consensus with this statement, via Geeks and Cleats:
“People ask me, ‘What’s it like to leave ESPN?’ and I say, ‘I’m not leaving ESPN. I’m leaving ESPNU,’ Cowherd said. “That’s what I was on. That network doesn’t even have a sales staff. Now, I’m going to be on Fox. I’m going to be front and center. I’m going to be on bigger projects. I’m going to be promoted. It’s not about being on television…. The culture at ESPN, I found when I left, isn’t the same as when I came. It wasn’t as much fun.”
Cowherd’s new show on FS1 airs at 12noon EST.