Skip Bayless to Leave ESPN

Another big name moves on.

Skip Bayless, co-host of ESPN’s yelling match First Take, is leaving the network to join Fox Sports.

Bayless will leave ESPN when his contract expires at the end of August. He has been with the network for the past 12 years.

According to SI’s Richard Deitsch, Bayless—known mostly for saying incorrect things—is getting around $5 million a year to join Fox Sports.

Bayless’ departure is just the latest big name—and big contract—to leave ESPN. In the past 10 months, Colin Cowherd, Bill Simmons, Mike Tirico, Jason Whitlock and Keith Olbermann have all departed. That’s a lot of talent, and even more money saved.