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Hugh Douglas fired by ESPN

In the least surprising news of the day, ESPN has made the decision to fire Hugh Douglas. The former Eagles DE and current Numbers Never Lie co-host committed the equivalent of career suicide by drunkenly threatening co-worker Michael Smith, using racial slurs at a convention a couple weeks ago.

Douglas was kept off the air initially by ESPN and now the other shoe has dropped according to SI's Richard Deitsch.

For his part, Douglas sent the following tweet about the situation:

To be honest, Hugh Douglas' presence on ESPN airwaves will not be greatly missed by the masses.  Even though he got a co-hosting opportunity, he was just another ex-jock on a network populated by ex-jocks.  Hopefully he and others learn a lesson from this – don't get drunk in public.  It can lead to bad things.

Matt Yoder

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