ESPN Reportedly Blocking FS1 Hire: Sports World Reacts

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ESPN doesn't want analyst Damien Woody to turn away from him.

According to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, ESPN blocked Fox Sports' search for Woody because the network wanted to pair him with Craig Carton.

An official offer was never made, but Fox was looking to give Woody a "huge" pay increase per Marchand for that new show.

Woody officially has one year left on his contract and this allowed ESPN to block that move.

It was not surprising to some fans and media members that ESPN decided to do the same.

A contract extension for him may be in the cards, especially since his employer doesn't want to leave him.

We will have to see if he gets a pay raise as he continues to do a fantastic job.

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