Earlier this week, ESPN announced that Skip Bayless is going to be leaving the network this summer. Bayless talked about it on ESPN First Take yesterday and confirmed that he is, in fact, going to be taking his talents elsewhere once his current contract runs out.
According to Sports Illustrated reporter Richard Deitsch, Bayless is leaving ESPN to sign a contract with Fox Sports. And that contract will reportedly pay him more than many of the athletes that he talks about on a daily basis:
If you’re not good at math, Bayless’ four-year contract is going to be worth about $22 million. And when you factor in his signing bonus, he’ll clear more than $25 million over the course of the next four years. It's more than ESPN was reportedly prepared to offer:
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