Last June, following a departure from FS1, Jason Whitlock joined Clay Travis’s Outkick the Coverage (now just Outkick) with all of his writing and podcasting branded as “Fearless.” The official release termed it a “partnership agreement” with the Washington Post reporting that Whitlock paid half a million dollars to become a partner in the media venture.

Seven months later, that partnership agreement has ended and Whitlock is leaving Outkick, per Clay Travis, because he “now wishes to carve his own career path as opposed to being a partner at Outkick.”

“As someone who founded and owns his own company, I don’t want to ever stand in the way of any talented person having control of their own future,” said Travis in a post on the site. “So as much as I value Jason’s work, friendship, and the incredible asset that he’s been to Outkick, I’m excited to see what he’s capable of going forward. I’m sure it will be fantastic and I’ll be reading and listening to his work there just as I have read and listened to his work at the Kansas City Star, ESPN, Fox, and Outkick.”

As The Big Lead noted, Whitlock hasn’t created any content for Outkick since December 18. His most recent work was a guest column for The Blaze in which he compared Wednesday’s riot at the U.S. Capitol to a “1950s fraternity panty raid.”

Whitlock hasn’t commented or confirmed the decision to separate from Outkick. He did cryptically tweet cryptically about trusting either reporting about his split with Outkick or his next steps.

Whitlock has been moving away from sports and towards conservative media in recent years, so it will be interesting to see where on the media landscape he lands next. If we do hear anything about Whitlock’s next stop, fake news or otherwise, we’ll add to the story.


About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to