Following the cancelation of The Crossover earlier this week, Jason McIntyre of The Big Lead is reporting that Michelle Beadle is in talks to leave NBC and return to ESPN.

According to McIntyre, NBC Sports and NBCSN executive producer Sam Flood was irate when he heard Beadle's comments trashing the promotion of The Crossover on last week's Sports Media Watch podcast (co-hosted by our Ken Fang). Flood and Beadle have squared off consistently during her time with the Peacock, and her comments on the podcast was the last straw and he had a meeting with Beadle informing her the show was canceled, but not before first leaking the story to Richard Sandomir of the New York Times.

McIntyre is also reporting that Beadle is prepared to leave NBC the moment her agent and the network can reach an agreement, with a return to ESPN seemingly on the horizon.

[The Big Lead]

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