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Watch Scott Van Pelt Pay Tribute to Laid-Off ESPN Employees on ‘SportsCenter’ (VIDEO)
It isn’t a good atmosphere at Bristol as current employees arrive at work, only to see yet another co-worker laid off due to massive budget cuts at the Worldwide leader.
Due to sinking TV viewership and decreased ad sales, ESPN is expected to lay off as many as 100 on-air personalities within the next few days. Scott Van Pelt is one of many who are in the safe zone, so he took some time late Wednesday night and paid tribute to his former co-workers as they have to suddenly figure out the next move for themselves and their family.
SVP’s one big thing. watch it. pic.twitter.com/ZHylgMXKiv
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) April 27, 2017
Longtime ESPN staffer Bob Ley also had something to say about the laid-off employees on Outside the Lines: