It looks like we’ve seen the last of Michelle Beadle on ESPN.
The Worldwide leader in sports had already been phasing Beadle out from certain shows, most notably from its NBA coverage.
Now, a new report indicates a split is coming soon. According to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, Beadle and ESPN are in talks to facilitate her exit from the company.
“The more money she leaves with, the less chance she has to quickly work someplace else. In any deal, there is expected to be a non-disparagement clause, meaning she will be unable to speak ill of ESPN if she wants to keep her money. There is no timetable for how long talks will take.
At the moment, Beadle’s reps at CAA are trying to figure out their client’s next move. She could try to do something smaller, centered around a podcast, or she may try to dive back in.”
Beadle makes around $5 million per year and still has several years left on her contract.
That same report goes on to say that Beadle’s representatives have reached out to Turner Sports, somewhere Beadle might want to go to reunite with former ESPN boss John Skipper at DAZN.
Following a short stint with NBC, Beadle returned to ESPN in 2014 after her first tenure with the company lasted from 2009-2012.