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Michelle Beadle Officially Out at ESPN With Buyout to Follow

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 05:  ESPN Host Michelle Beadle attends ESPN The Party on February 5, 2016 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for ESPN)
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It was only a matter of time, but sports host Michelle Beadle is officially out at ESPN.

At the time of this decision, Beadle was under contract for $5 million a year, and the two parties will come together on a buyout.

This is the second time Beadle has left ESPN, as she willingly departed back in 2012 and joined the NBC Sports Network. Then, after less than two years away from the Worldwide Leader, Beadle came back in 2014 and began hosting NBA Countdown.

She was suppose to be co-hosting Get Up! alongside Mike Greenberg and Jalen Rose, but after less than six months, she left that gig at ESPN and focused solely on NBA coverage.

It wouldn't be shocking if she lands on her feet somewhere else, even if there remains a loud minority that doesn't approve of her style. Beadle's always remained eminently employable, despite a wide range of disagreements at the Worldwide Leader.