ESPN officially announced this morning (linked here) that it has “decided to part ways with Hank Williams, Jr. We appreciate his contributions over the past years. The success of Monday Night Football has always been about the games and that will continue.”
Junior, thought, said in a statement on his website that he was the one who quit, based on the reaction ESPN had to comments he made on the Fox Network last week somehow linking President Obama to Hitler (depending on your drunken intepretation). ESPN pulled his “All My Rowdy Friends” song before the Bucs-Colts game last Monday.
“After reading hundreds of e-mails, I have made MY decision. By pulling my opening Oct 3rd, You (ESPN) stepped on the Toes of The First Amendment Freedom of Speech, so therefore Me, My Song, and All My Rowdy Friends are OUT OF HERE. It’s been a great run.”
More to come. Unfortunately.