Showtime In a shocking move, Jason Whitlock is leaving Fox Sports and will return to ESPN. The move was first reported by Jason McIntyre of TheBigLead.com . The move is surprising on several levels as ESPN appears to be trying to strengthen its lineup prior to the debut this weekend of Fox’s ESPN killer, Fox Sports 1.
Whitlock previously worked with ESPN and was fired in 2006 after critical comments of the network during an interview. Whitlock has also been very critical of ESPN in the years since.
Back in February, ESPN fired an editor that used an offensive headline for a story about Jeremy Lin . Some thought ESPN overreacted to something that may have been an honest mistake.
Meanwhile, as AwfulAnnouncing.com was quick to point out , Whitlock has a history of making offensive comments, including a tweet about Jeremy Lin that read “Some lucky lady in NYC is gonna […]
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