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Chances of Santorum returning to Fox News are slim

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Fox News suspended Rick Santorum's and Newt Gingrich's status as contributors to the network last year while they considered running for president. Santorum dropped out of the race yesterday. So, will he go back home to Fox?

Probably not.

Mr. Santorum, in fact, was terminated about a year ago, a person with knowledge of the parameters of his contract said Tuesday. Under the terms of his three-year deal with Fox — which the person said was actually in the range of five-figures per year and not the higher six-figure amounts that had been widely reported — Mr. Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator, had 60 days after the network suspended him in March 2011 to confirm that he was not running for president. He never confirmed, so his contract was canceled.

It'd be awkward for everyone involved if Santorum went back, anyway. He talked so much trash about Fox throughout the primary.

Santorum's contract at Fox began in 2007.

[New York Times]

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