Those quotes that ESPN released last night seemed so nice and both parties seemed okay with the decision. Well that’s not the case this morning. Sean Salisbury is now claiming that he was underpaid, unappreciated and he was “tired of it”. Via the LA Times….

“I’m a free agent,” he said. “I’ve been liberated. I knew this was coming, but I couldn’t be happier.

“I’d grown tired of being punished for not being an NFL superstar. Analysts who don’t work as hard as me, don’t prepare as hard as me, and don’t have my resume were making more than me just because of their ability to throw or catch a football.

“Don’t get me wrong, I appreciated the opportunity ESPN gave me, but they had capped my ceiling. There was only so far I could go there.

“I’d done nothing wrong, and if you hear otherwise, it’s not true. I did everything that was asked of me.”

Well then….don’t we have a little situation on our hands now? That’s an interesting comment on the pay scale and according to the article Salisbury says the departure was mutual??? Even more interesting.

Hmmm, methinks someone might be leaving some information out.

Sean Salisbury says parting with ESPN was mutual (LA Times)

(Thanks to ZA for the link)