Chris Berman’s Agent Denies Retirement Report; Blames People With An Agenda

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On Thursday, The Big Lead reported that long-time ESPN sportscaster, Chris Berman was set to retire after his contract was up, which would be somewhere around the time when the 2016 NFL season ends.

Late Thursday, Chris Berman’s agent told Richard Sandomir of the New York Times that his client was NOT retiring, stating he is “Too young” and implied “people with an agenda” had something to do with this false announcement. 


ESPN has been making quite a few moves lately, reshaping their NFL coverage team.  And this may have been a ploy to let Berman know they want him gone as well.

Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated stated this about the Berman situation:

“Chris Berman will not return as the host of ‘Sunday NFL Countdown’, ‘Monday Night Countdown’ and ESPN’s NFL draft coverage, coinciding with the end of his current contract. What has not been determined is whether Berman will retire in full from ESPN. According to ESPN sources, the possibility exists for Berman, 61, to have some sort of broadcasting emeritus role in 2017–18, which could include working on the network’s NFL postseason or Super Bowl coverage.”

Only time will tell.

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