Gone, Gone, Gone: Patrick Will Leave ESPN

After 18 years, veteran anchor to sign off for good next month
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 9, 2007 4:17 PM CDT

(Newser) – Dan Patrick, half of the team that put ESPN's "SportsCenter" on every sports fan's must-see list in its 1990s heyday, will leave the network next month. After weeks of rumors, the dry-witted anchor with the perfect hair shared the news with his radio audience this afternoon from San Francisco, says the Hollywood Reporter.

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Patrick's last day on the radio will be August 17; his TV finale hasn't been set. Patrick, 51, said the network asked him to reconsider, and the fact that he wasn't immediately yanked from the air backs up his statement: "If there was any animosity, I would not be doing any radio shows after this." (Read more Dan Patrick stories.)

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