ESPN reportedly lays off Hall of Fame NFL reporter John Clayton

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"I guess you saw the news". Two words. Thank you.

- John Clayton (@ClaytonESPN) May 31, 2017I can honestly say that my relationship with ESPN was the second best in my life.

Unfortunately, after the huge wave of layoffs, we have one more name to add to the list of all those let go by ESPN.

Known as "The Professor" to those in and out of ESPN, Clayton will continue his daily radio show for 710 ESPN KIRO in Seattle, which like 97.5 The Fanatic only licenses the ESPN name. Obviously I don't have enough hair on the top of my head to make a ponytail.

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Longtime ESPN NFL expert and Senior Writer JOHN CLAYTON has confirmed that he was among the layoffs at ESPN last month.

National Football League insider John "The Professor" Clayton is leaving ESPN as part of the sweeping layoffs at the Worldwide Leader in Sports, sources tell Sporting News. "I fill in on Sirius on moving the chains". In 2007, he received the Dick McCann Memorial Award, a distinction that puts him in the writer's section of the Pro football Hall of Fame.

Clayton took to Twitter Wednesday to confirm the news.

Through the end of 2016, Connecticut-based ESPN had lost about 12 million subscribers from a 100 million high in 2011 and is now bleeding about 10,000 subscribers each day.