Sean Salisbury Interview: Former ESPN Analyst Speaks About Parting Ways with LFL

Carie Small@@CarieIsSoVeryContributor IIJanuary 10, 2012

DETROIT - FEBRUARY 05:  Sport analyst Sean Salisbury on the set of ABC's pregame show before the start of Super Bowl XL between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Seattle Seahawks at Ford Field on February 5, 2006 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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The Lingerie Football League has released a statement that they have released former ESPN analyst Sean Salisbury with only three weeks left in the season and his contract.

The league’s owner and commissioner, Mitch Mortaza, told USA Today, "Our expectations were not met in terms of broadcast protocol and we were not pleased with the overall lack of respect toward our producers, which primarily drove the decision."

But when we spoke to Sean Salisbury, we got a completely different story. Sean laughed after reading the press release, that included that inside league sources indicated he was released due to antics that frustrated the producers, saying, “Well,  I wouldn't lend much credence to that so called source”.

The former NFL quarterback went on to state that he, in fact, quit his position on the MTV2 broadcast because he simply did not have the time as he is working on other shows and spending the majority of his time as a QB coach.

A hard decision considering how much he respects the athletes in the league for their hard work and dedication and how much he enjoyed working with MTV and his broadcast partner Tom Dore.

Puzzled by what antics the LFL commissioner could possibly mean, Salisbury included that he recently drove eight hours, only one day after having shoulder surgery, to fulfill his obligations with the league. 

Salisbury says he enjoyed the great talent on the field in the LFL but is happy to be moving on to focus on his new opportunities.

The Lingerie Football League, which is no stranger to controversy, will be replacing Salisbury with former University Of Florida QB, Bob Hewko. Hewko is also the former coach of the now defunct Miami Caliente LFL team which is notorious for the bench clearing brawl they had with Tampa Breeze in 2010.