Kenny Mayne announced on social media that he will be leaving ESPN as a “salary cap casualty.”

(ESPN)

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What’s Happening:

  • Kenny Mayne took to social media to announce that he will be leaving ESPN after being with the network for 27 years, saying he was a “salary cap casualty.”
  • Mayne joined ESPN in 1994 as an ESPN2 SportSmash anchor, and as a feature reporter for SportsNight
  • He would occasionally anchor SportsCenter before joining the show full-time in 1997.
  • In 2011, Kenny Mayne’s Wider World of Sports debuted on ESPN.com looking at various and unusual sports from around the world.
  • Disney fans may also know Mayne from his appearance on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars as a contestant in 2006.
  • The announcement from Mayne came on the same day ESPN announced that sports commentator Chris Berman had signed a new multi-year agreement with the network.

Message from Kenny Mayne on Twitter:

“I am leaving ESPN. Salary cap casualty. Thanks for the opportunity Vince Doria & Al Jaffe & for taking my solicitations Herman/Stinton/Lynch. I will miss the people. I will miss the vending machine set up over by the old Van Pelt joint. We had everything. IntoTheGreatWideOpen#”

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