A CBS Sports spokeswoman wanted to clarify a report about the network meeting with NFL analyst Tony Romo to discuss his on-air performance.
As previously noted, it was reported by Andrew Marchand of the New York Post on a recent edition of “The Marchand and Ourand Sports Media Podcast“ that CBS officials had a “intervention” with Romo last year to talk about his performance as an analyst.
Marchand added in an update at the New York Post that higher-ups at the network met with Romo “to help him find a way to mesh better with” Jim Nantz, Romo’s broadcast partner since he made the move to the broadcast booth in 2017.
CBS Sports spokeswoman Jen Sabatelle informed the Post that the so-called “intervention” is misleading, noting that meetings are a standard practice for the network.
“To call this an intervention is a complete mischaracterization, we meet regularly with our on-air talent,” Sabatelle said.
Following a successful three-year run with CBS, Romo was handed a lucrative contract extension worth $180 million over 10 years, per Marchand. But amid increased backlash and criticism about Romo’s performance, Marchand added “CBS officials plan to try to again address the issues with the network’s lead team,” in the offseason.
Romo joined the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent out of Eastern Illinois in 2003. He took over as the starting quarterback in the midst of the 2006 season and went on to piece together a solid career for America’s Team.
A four-time Pro Bowler, Romo led the Cowboys to postseason berths in 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2014. The Cowboys only won two postseason games during Romo’s tenure with the organization, both Wild Card Round contests (2009 and 2014).
Romo opted to retire in 2017 after losing his starting job to Dak Prescott instead of looking for a starting gig elsewhere.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.