Report: Paul Finebaum contemplates offers to leave ESPN

TV/radio personality Paul Finebaum of the SEC Network speaks on air before the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Dec. 31, 2015, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
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TV/radio personality Paul Finebaum of the SEC Network speaks on air before the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Dec. 31, 2015, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Credit: Scott Halleran

Credit: Scott Halleran

Paul Finebaum is contemplating offers to leave ESPN as he remains unsigned by the network, according to a report from Outkick the Coverage.

According to reporter Clay Travis, “ESPN has so bungled its negotiations with the SEC Network and ESPN commentator” that Finebaum is contemplating other offers.

The host of The Paul Finebaum Show "has let ESPN know that if his deal is not completed in short order he will not be present at SEC Media Days," according to sources to Outkick the Coverage. Finebaum's contract reportedly expires within the next month.

Finebaum signed a deal with ESPN in 2013 to appear its new SEC Network to host a daily radio show –– The Paul Finebaum Show –– which first aired on SiriusXM in November 2013. Finebaum is also an analyst on SEC Nation.

SEC Media Days begin July 16 at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta. ESPN and the SEC Network will broadcast live from the four-day event.