While Saturday’s interest in remaining involved in the National Football League remains unknown, ESPN is intrigued by his potential return to television.
“We’ve all gone through things. Friends have lost jobs. It stinks. The only way I know how to handle things is to play through.”
"I'm thankful for the platform I had, and for the amazing people I got to work with behind the scenes and on camera."
"When Disney announced 7,000 layoffs were coming, everybody associated with ESPN knew this day would arrive."
"For the record, ESPN did right by me during my entire career. No hard feelings. It was an honor to work there."
I'm convinced that we lose sight of the fact that people on our TV screens are real people, who have the same emotions we do, and...
Ninkovich joined ESPN in 2019 after playing 11 seasons in the NFL and capturing two Super Bowl championships with Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.
"The company is beginning its latest phase of layoffs this week with Vice President of Research, Insights and Analytics Barry Blyn receiving a pink slip Wednesday...
"The ESPN layoffs have largely impacted those behind the scenes thus far, but it is expected to eventually impact the network’s talent."
"What's unfolding now at the worldwide leader is disheartening because it could have been avoided.”