Cue up the Richard Sherman incident from 2013, in which Bayless and his guest awkwardly sparred throughout the entire segment.
“That was the time that I thought ESPN should have supported me,” Bayless told us. “Our show took a big hit over it to the point that there was some discussion upstairs of pulling the plug on ‘First Take.’”
While the series remained on air — and still does, sans Bayless — the damage was done. Bayless has new bosses now — ones that he believes would welcome such a raw moment.
Source and more: The Wrap
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the survival status of First Take…