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Skip Bayless Leaving ESPN

Long-time sports commentator Skip Bayless will part ways with ESPN, the TV network confirmed Tuesday. The First Take host will exit the day after the NBA Finals conclude, months before his contract is set to expire in August. "We want to thank Skip for his many contributions to ESPN," the leading sports network said in a statement. "His hard work and talent have benefited ESPN for 12 years." No official word on where Bayless is headed.