Sean Salisbury asked ESPN for a seven-figure contract. Completely serious. When they turned him down, he said that he had known they would and called his dismissal a “mutual parting.” Again, serious.
“I’d grown tired of being punished for not being an NFL superstar,” Salisbury told the LA Times. “Analysts who don’t work as hard as me, don’t prepare as hard as me, and don’t have my resume were making more than me just because of their ability to throw or catch a football.”
Leave aside all of the idiocy in that comment. I have only one question. He prepared for his airtime?
“Don’t get me wrong,” he continued. “I appreciated the opportunity ESPN gave me, but they had capped my ceiling. There was only so far I could go there.”
Okay, so I have a second question. How do you cap a ceiling?