Skip Bayless will leave ESPN when his contract expires in August. His last appearance on “First Take” will be the day of the NBA Finals conclude in June.
Bayless has been with ESPN for 12 years and has hosted “First Take” with Stephen A. Smith since it was rebranded in 2007.
Last month, SN’s Mike McCarthy detailed Fox Sports’ plan to lure Bayless away from ESPN.
Bayless is in fact on his way to Fox Sports.
ESPN had prepared to offer Bayless $4 million annually when his contract was up.