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On Wednesday morning, it was reported that ESPN NFL analyst and reporter John Clayton had been laid off by the company after 23 years. It wasn’t long before Clayton confirmed the news on Twitter.

Clayton was one of ESPN’s most respected NFL personalities, as he was often a go-to guy for both ESPN television, website, and radio properties. Despite the layoff, Clayton will continue some of his radio duties, as he still has his radio show with the independently operated ESPN Seattle station. Clayton also has duties with Sirius XM Radio that have been separate from ESPN.

Clayton also announced the one thing that everybody has been wanting to know: he’s keeping the ponytail.

For those out of the loop on that joke:

Iconic ESPN personality confirms layoff, names his future endeavors YouTube/Screenshot
Bo was born in Atlanta, GA, and has always been a savvy sports follower. He attended Georgia Tech and has previously worked with ESPN TrueHoop, HawksHoop, and the Georgia Tech Newsroom. He covers national college football for FanBuzz.
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