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Chris Berman has been with ESPN for nearly 40 years, but he’ll retire at the conclusion of the 2016 NFL season, per a report from The Big Lead.

Chris Berman, the longtime ESPN sportscaster who has been with the company since 1979, is leaving the network after next football season, multiple sources tell The Big Lead. Berman is in the final year of his contract, which ends sometime after the 2016-2017 football season.


As TBL notes, Berman will retire rather than leave for a different network. He just turned 61, and he’s been with the company since it was founded. The decision to replace him is not expected to come any time soon. It could go all the way down to the start of the 2017 season.

Update (10:50 p.m.): Oh?

Staff writer, Deadspin

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