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Jon Gruden to Replace Tony Kornheiser in MNF Booth

Published by on May 18, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

ESPN announced today that former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden will replace Tony Kornheiser in the Monday Night Football broadcast booth for the 2009 season. Kornheiser decided to step down due to flight issues, according to his press release from ESPN.

"I am totally grateful for the MNF opportunity that I truly enjoyed the last three seasons," Kornheiser said. "I feel we got better each year. My fear of planes is legendary and sadly true. When I looked at the upcoming schedule it was the perfect storm that would've frequently moved me from the bus to the air. I kept looking at the schedule the past month and wanted to find a way to quietly extricate myself.

"If I could handpick a replacement of a footba...

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