Skip Bayless Says He Felt ‘Handcuffed’ at ESPN & Too Many People Were in Charge & Fearful


Late June, the world’s highest paid troll Skip Bayless made his exit from ESPN & the popular ‘First Take’ show after 12 years to pursue his career at FOX Sports 1. Not to mention, Fox Sports gave him a ton of money to do so.

Despite all the ranting he did on certain athletes, Skip Bayless states he felt he was being held back at ESPN and now that he is gone, he’ll have more freedom to venture out.

Via an interview with the Hollywood Reporter:

“Skip Bayless says his move to Fox Sports 1 – with a new daily program that is set to bow Sept. 6 – will allow him to remove the “handcuffs” he’s been compelled to wear at ESPN, where he hosted the popular ESPN2 program First Take with Stephen A. Smith.

“Too many people in charge at ESPN, for my taste, were a little too fearful,” Bayless tells The Hollywood Reporter in an interview officially revealing his move. “It’s a Disney network. There are just certain boundaries that you can’t even tiptoe along. Not that we won’t have boundaries at Fox because we will. [But] they will trust me to go a little deeper. I can be completely honest on everything.”

Bayless’ new show will debut on Sept. 6th, and will air from 10 a.m. till noon, going head-to-head with First Take.

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