‘Speak for Yourself’ Co-Host Jason Whitlock Exits Fox Sports

Jason Whitlock (Credit: Fox Sports)

Jason Whitlock is out at Fox Sports 1.

The Speak for Yourself co-host left FS1 last week, a network spokesperson confirmed to The Wrap.

“Friday was Jason Whitlock’s last day with Fox Sports,” the spokesperson said in a statement. “We thank Jason for all of his hard work and dedication to the network, and we wish him the best in his future endeavors.”

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Whitlock  joined FS1 in 2016, and hosted Speak for Yourself weekdays at 3pm ET. His contract expired Sunday and the two sides failed to reach an agreement, according to published reports.

The website, Outkick, first reported details of Whitlock’s departure.

He joined Fox Sports in 2007 from ESPN. The sports journalist returned to ESPN in 2013, but jumped back to Fox Sports to launch Speak for Yourself. He most recently hosted with former Buffalo Bills star Marcellus Wiley, who replaced Colin Cowherd in 2018.

Whitlock previously worked in print as a writer for the Kansas City Star, and in radio in the Kansas City area.

He is known for his controversial commentary. In summer 2019, he made headlines for calling LeBron James a “helicopter dad” and fame “junkie” for the Los Angeles Lakers star’s enthusiastic behavior at his son’s AAU basketball game. Whitlock’s comments sparked backlash.