ESPN’s Todd McShay has announced that he is stepping down from his role as a college football reporter after fans expressed concern for him when he made an appearance at the Alabama-Miami game last weekend.
As McShay reported on the sidelines during the game, viewers noticed something was wrong with him.
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On Tuesday McShay, 44, tweeted that he was focusing on his health.
“I’m going to take the time to focus on my health and my family,” McShay wrote. “Thank you ESPN for your support and for the best of luck – I look forward to being back on the sidelines soon.”
ESPN also released a statement saying, “Todd has full support for ESPN as he walks away at this time to focus on his health and family.”
McShay’s colleagues on ESPN and other rival networks also reacted to the news.
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In early 2020, McShay tested positive for COVID-19 and was removed as a secondary reporter during a game in November due to an unknown illness. McShay – along with Mel Kiper Jr. – is the face of the Network’s NFL Draft cover.