SportsCenter host Neil Everett, 61, is leaving ESPN after 'he refused pay cut'
Long-time SportsCenter anchor Neil Everett is leaving ESPN after 23 years at the cable sports network. The 61-year-old confirmed the news to Front Office Sports, saying: 'Bartenderlast call.'
In addition to several side projects, the Portland native told FOS that he plans to increase his existing role with the NBA's Trail Blazers, and also has several side projects as well: 'ESPN changed my life, but now it's time for me to change my life. Time to write a new chapter.'
As FOS reported, Everett was offered to stay at ESPN at a reduced salary, but declined the offer. Another ESPN veteran, Kenny Mayne, took a similar path in 2021.