ESPN’s Paul Finebaum reportedly met with former ESPN President and current Executive Chairman of DAZN Group John Skipper. It is unclear what the purpose of their meeting was.
Reports from The Big Lead indicate that Finebaum would be a good fit at the DAZN. The streaming service is reportedly looking to expand its radio model with Westwood One. Given Finebaum’s successful radio show on ESPN and large following, he would make the perfect candidate to do just that.
Last summer, Finebaum re-signed with ESPN, but there were reportedly disputes regarding his pay. He also does not appear regularly on the network’s College Gameday show, but rather appears on the smaller SEC Nation show. Not to mention, he is away from home nearly five days per week.
During Skipper’s tenure as ESPN president, Finebaum was paid nearly $4 million per year as opposed to the alleged $2 million per year he currently earns. As shown through their decision to meet, Finebaum and Skipper have remained in contact after his departure.
Neither Finebaum or Skipper has commented on these reports.