ESPN announced Wednesday that the sports network would part ways with Keith Olbermann, ending his show later this month.
“Keith is a tremendous talent who has consistently done timely, entertaining and thought-provoking work since returning to ESPN," a statement said. "While the show’s content was distinctive and extremely high quality, we ultimately made a business decision to move in another direction."
"We wish Keith nothing but the best and trust that his skill and ability will lead him to another promising endeavor," ESPN added.
The news follows a report that the sports network wanted the outspoken anchor to stop doing commentary. Olbermann was highly critical of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell over his handling of the Ray Rice scandal.
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