Paul Finebaum has become one of the most well-known sports personalities to SEC fans. But things may be changing soon for the SEC Network host.
According to Outkick the Coverage’s Clay Travis, Finebaum’s contract with ESPN is set to expire next month, and if he does not receive a new one he will not be at SEC Media Days in Atlanta, which begin on July 16. Travis also reports that Finebaum is “seriously contemplating offers elsewhere.”
The SEC has urged ESPN to get Finebaum’s new deal done, according to Travis, but ESPN has not yet followed through. This has added to the reported tension in the SEC-ESPN relationship.
Finebaum was hired by ESPN in 2013 for its new SEC Network, which launched in 2014. He hosts The Paul Finebaum Show and makes regular appearances on ESPN and SEC Network.
It would be interesting if Finebaum joined another network, and it would be a loss for ESPN’s SEC coverage, as fans of the conference have relied on Finebaum for consistent SEC news and commentary.