You could say he has earned a little time off after 39 years on ESPN, and he will be getting it: Bob Ley announced on Twitter that he will be taking a six-month sabbatical starting Oct. 1.
Ley heads up the investigative sports show “Outside the Lines.”
ESPN posted a message of support for Ley’s break, writing on Twitter: “We completely support Bob’s decision and look forward to his return April 1. In the meantime, @OTLonESPN is in great hands with @JeremySchaap, @KateFagan3, @RyanSmithtv and the award-winning production team.”
Ley, 63, has been with ESPN since Sept. 9, 1979.