Thursday’s announcement that ESPN has hired Jason Witten for Monday Night Football has prompted speculation that runner-up Kurt Warner possibly was complaining about the decision in a late Wednesday afternoon tweet. On Thursday, Warner addressed in interview with Bernie Miklasz of 101 ESPN in St. Louis whether the Wednesday tweet was related to Monday nights.
“Absolutely not,” Warner said. “I didn’t even know that was an issue. And that had absolutely nothing to do with Monday Night Football. Had nothing to do with anything that I was dealing with personally at that point in time. It had to do with some different things that I saw were out there, you know, different things that were going on . . . where we are in this society as a whole.
I remember the days growing up believing the BEST person for the job - not race, not gender, not age, not pedigree -led to gaining position... trying to figure out if it ever TRULY applied (thinking I was just a naive kid) but, if so, how did we get so backwards!?— Kurt Warner (@kurt13warner) May 2, 2018