Colin Cowherd has taken his talents to FOX after leaving ESPN, and he finally explained what led to him parting ways with his former employer.
Cowherd left ESPN in July, one week after making some questionable comments about Dominican-born baseball players. At the time it was unclear what exactly led to the split, but John Ourand of Sports Business Daily recently interviewed Cowherd, who apparently had an issue with what it was like working at ESPN toward the end of his tenure.
“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.”
One usually wouldn’t consider leaving the “Worldwide Leader In Sports” to be a “promotion,” but hey, all the power to him.
Cowherd’s FOX Sports 1 debut is Tuesday at 12 p.m.