ESPN got rid of longtime anchor and host Kenny Mayne back in May in what the television personality deemed a “salary cap casualty.” Thankfully, Mayne has not had trouble finding work since.
After serving as a nightly host during the Olympics on NBC, Mayne is now joining Caesars Sportsbook as a content contributor and brand ambassador. This isn’t the first time Mayne has worked at the Las Vegas institution.
In his introductory video this afternoon, he shared that he served as an usher at Caesars during the Muhammad Ali-Larry Holmes fight back in 1980.
— Caesars Sportsbook (@CaesarsSports) September 14, 2021
At Caesars, Mayne will have the chance to reunite with former ESPN colleague Trey Wingo, who welcomed his buddy to the fold on Twitter this afternoon.
“The past is prologue. Welcome old friend,” Wingo wrote above a selfie of the two former Worldwide Leader employees.
— trey wingo (@wingoz) September 14, 2021
Mayne certainly had a prolific run at ESPN, earning fame for his work on SportsCenter. However, he admitted recently that things didn’t necessarily end on the best terms.
In an interview with The Ringer, Mayne alleged that he found himself “on a watchlist” for his tweets about politics.
“They told me so: ‘There’s a group of people that watch your Twitter,’” Mayne said.
Fortunately, while things ended sourly for Mayne at ESPN, it seems like his career has bounced back fine.