Earlier this week, ESPN announced that First Take co-host and highly-criticized anchor Skip Bayless was leaving the network this summer after the NBA Finals to work join Fox Sports. Once his contract expires, Bayless will, as he confirmed on Monday morning’s show, sign a new agreement with Fox Sports.
Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated revealed on Thursday that a reliable source indicated that Fox Sports will pay Bayless an estimated $5.5 million annually for four years, including a $4 million signing bonus.
From a reliable source: Fox Sports is paying Skip Bayless in neighborhood of $5.5 million per for four years, plus a $4M signing bonus.
— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) April 28, 2016
Deitsch also said that ESPN will offer Bayless around $4 million when his contract expires this summer, which is significantly less than what Fox Sports is throwing his way.
Bayless is set to make more annual money than Washington Nationals MVP Bryce Harper, New York Giants star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., and NBA All-Star Damien Lillard of the Portland Trailblazers.
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