It looks like fans were not the only ones put off by the appearances of Will Cain on several ESPN shows.
We found out this week that Cain would be making his eventual exit from ESPN and heading to FOX news, but it appears that one of his co-workers had a part in him being gone.
Via Washington Post:
“ESPN’s resident conservative is heading home, so to speak. Will Cain is expected to return to Fox News, where he had been an on-air political contributor, after five years at the sports network, according to multiple people familiar with his plans.
Some people at ESPN viewed Cain mostly as a shield to that sort of criticism. TV and radio host Dan Le Batard once mentioned Cain by name on the air, suggesting the best way to get hired at ESPN was to be conservative.
One person with knowledge of the decision said it was due in part to Cain not testing well in focus groups; another person involved in the show said it was because Max Kellerman, a “First Take” co-host, did not want Cain participating in the show.”
Cain joined ESPN in 2015 after spending several years on Fox News and at Glenn Beck’s the Blaze.
Cain’s new role is expected to include appearances on Fox News and on subscription streaming service Fox Nation.
Kellerman and Cain have had many arguments on First Take regarding many topics: