Like a lot of things in life, this came down to money.
Multiple reports have come in that Whitlock is no longer with FS1 and those reports are true. His contract was up and he wanted more money, when it wasn’t offered to him he was let go. Whitlock was playing a game of chicken with Fox Sports and lost.
It is highly unlikely he will ever find another job in media that paid him as well as FS1 since he has burned a lot of bridges in the sports media world. So according to BSO sources, he is going to try to start up his own independent media network. That has worked for others in the past, we will see if he can pull it off.
More than likely he will try to take his MAGA following with him, but they really have no use for him if he is on TV, so will they support his new venture?
He was just a pawn to them in that regard.
Here is the statement FOX Sports gave to BSO.
“Friday was Jason Whitlock’s last day with FOX Sports,” the network said in a statement. “We thank Jason for all of his hard work and dedication to the network, and we wish him the best in his future endeavors.”
FS1 has removed him from all the promotional material.
Flip the pages for some of the Twitter reactions.