heard a rumor that ESPN let him go today.
and here it is.
Emmitt Smith is out as an ESPN NFL analyst after two seasons with the network, ProFootballTalk.com reports.
The network does not plan a formal announcement about the move.
Smith, the NFL's all-time leading rusher, received overwhelmingly negative reviews for his on-air work.
"We thank Emmitt for his contributions to ESPN and work ethic the past two years," ESPN spokesman Bill Hofheimer told PFT via e-mail. "We wish him all the best."
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I don't get it. ESPN can let SAS keep talking like he aint got no sense, but fire Emmitt. That just doesn't make any sense.
Hibbert, who worked out with Duncan in San Antonio during the lockout, said he has grown close to the perennial All-Star. On Friday, he texted Duncan and asked how he should guard him.
"He said, 'Go for every pump fake,' " Hibbert said.
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