Tony Kornheiser To Be Replaced By Jon Gruden on MNF
Sports commentator Tony Kornheiser will not be returning to Monday Night Football. The Pardon the Interruption will be replaced by former Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Jon Gruden. Gruden will join play-by-play man Mike Tirico and analyst Ron Jaworski in the broadcast booth.
Kornheiser stated that he decided to leave MNF, in part because of his fear of flying. The longtime columnist will still retain his spot on Pardon the Interruption, ESPN's popular chat show.
During his tenure at MNF, Kornheiser was often criticized because he never played fooball at a high level. Others just didn't care his sense of humor.
As for Gruden, the Super Bowl winner was fired early this year by the Bucs. Instead of returning to the sidelines, Gruden has decided to try out broadcasting. Gruden is among the most agile minds in the game and is known to be a workaholic. Not every is in love with Gruden, however. Eariler this year former Bucs player Simeon Rice once referred to him as a "scumbag."