Podcast listeners may be surprised to learn that ESPN will not be distributing a new episode of The Right Time with Bomani Jones on Monday. During a recent episode of the popular podcast, Jones announced that he would be taking an indefinite hiatus from his work with ESPN. The popular sports personality said that he needed a “break” and would be out for at least “two weeks.”
“I am taking a break,” Jones told his listeners.
“I don’t know how long that break is going to be. That break will probably be until the end of July, at the earliest. I’ve been going kinda hard the last couple years, stacked up my vacation time so I’ve got these two weeks. After that, we’re gonna see how it rolls, what I decide to do, whatever it is.”
Barrett Sports Media reports that Jones’ contract with ESPN will also run its course during his vacation. At this time, it is unclear if Jones and the network had come to an agreement to extend his time with the company.
“We have had a monstrous two years in change here at The Right Time. When the world shut down and the podcast market contracted, somehow, we grew and then we grew some more and then we grew some more and then we kept growing,” Jones continued.
Jones’ presence on ESPN has declined following the cancellation of High Noon with Pablo Torre. While Torre has maintained an on-air presence at ESPN, Jones has primarily focused on producing his podcast. He has also appeared on CNN, MSNBC and several other networks. Most notably, he earned his own show on HBO called Game Theory. The show was recently renewed for a second season on the premium network.