Dan Patrick was noticeably upset about it this morning.
Guy basically built that research department, and has a partially paralyzed wife at home to take care of. He was also apparently very active with the Make-a-Wish foundation and was constantly on ESPN's arse about being involved in charity. He was paid well by ESPN though, and he cannot talk to the media as part of the stipulations to his settlement.
If its not enough to retire, I hope he ends up at NBC Sports or the new Fox Sports Network.
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