Two of the original members of Fox Sports Live are quietly no longer with Fox Sports after lengthy leaves of absence.
When reached by Awful Announcing today, Fox confirmed that Donovan McNabb and Gary Payton are both no longer with Fox Sports. The network said that McNabb submitted his resignation while Payton is not employed at the present time. Here is the brief statement from Fox Sports:
Donovan McNabb submitted his resignation, which we have accepted, and Gary Payton is no longer employed at FOX Sports.
We also asked NBC about McNabb’s status and that network says the former Eagles quarterback remains “on leave.” McNabb hosted an NBC Sports Radio show with Mark Malone in addition to his work across Fox Sports as an NFL analyst.
Payton was suspended indefinitely by FS1 after he was the subject of a lawsuit alleging domestic assault. The suspension was made public by this website in April, however, his last appearance for on FS1 was all the way back in February. McNabb was slated to be an NFL on Fox game analyst this year, but he was originally suspended in July by Fox after DUI charges in Arizona and just recenty sentenced to 18 days in jail.