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'All right, f**k this': ESPN reporter quits radio interview seconds after it starts
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'All right, f*** this': ESPN reporter quits radio interview seconds after it starts

An ESPN reporter made an abrupt exit from an interview after she appeared to suffer from technical difficulties during a morning radio show.

Reporter Courtney Cronin, an ESPN journalist who covers the NFL's Chicago Bears, had been reporting from the NFL Scouting Combine, where hopeful college football players showcase their skills ahead of the pro draft.

Cronin was a video call-in guest on ESPN Chicago's "Kap & J. Hood Morning Show," which airs on AM radio and has a video simulcast. The radio hosts were hoping to get an update from Cronin on the Chicago Bears' likely number-one NFL draft pick, Caleb Williams from the University of Southern California.

"Courtney Cronin is with us from Indianapolis at the NFL Combine," host David Kaplan said as he introduced her.

Cohost Jonathan Hood then asked the reporter to give her thoughts on the aforementioned college player.

"We were able to play some of the sound from Caleb Williams in his press conference at Indianapolis; what did you glean from the conversation?"

"He's incredibly confident," Cronin replied.

However, during her response, the Chicago reporter heard an echo over everything she said, causing her to pause at first.

"It was such an incredible display of people that were there watching him, and everything else that kind of unfolded," she continued before she abruptly said, "All right, f**k this," and pulled her headphones out.

As the call disconnected, host Kaplan seemed shocked as he walked toward his cohost, who quickly said, "We'll put her on hold, and we'll be back with Courtney in a moment."

As Awful Announcing reported, it was unclear if the disconnection came from the reporter or the radio station.

The New York Post noted that Cronin did not return to the show soon thereafter or following a commercial break.

Fans seemed amused by Cronin's departure, however, with many stating online that it only made them like her more.

"I am a bigger Courtney Cronin fan than I was a minute ago," one viewer said on X.

"New favorite reporter," another added.

"I just became a fan of her," another fan joked.

Cronin made another appearance on ESPN's "SportsCenter" the same day from the NFL Scouting Combine, and, fortunately, she was able to give an update on Williams without any technical difficulties.

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