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Football writer Cian Fahey said today that he resigned from ESPN after he “drank too much at a bar and treated American strangers like I would my Irish friends.” The Dan Le Batard Show executive producer Michael Ryan Ruiz mentioned Fahey leaving the Worldwide Leader during today’s broadcast, and Fahey elaborated on Twitter.


ESPN confirmed Fahey’s departure with a one-sentence email:

On the record all we are saying is acknowledging he no longer has a role with us.


Fahey, who ran the football analytics site Pre-Snap Reads and contributed to Football Outsiders, was hired by ESPN in July of 2017. He appeared on Le Batard’s and Bomani Jones’s radio shows, and hosted an ESPN podcast called The Nickel Package. If you know anything more about what happened, drop a line at

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