Will Cain left ESPN because of ‘the direction of the country’

Will Cain didn’t want to stick to sports. The state of the country was too important to do so.

But he also didn’t want to talk politics while his job was to cover sports.

“The direction of the country over the last six months … it really impacted my decision on what I want to be talking about every day,” he told Colin Cowherd on “The Herd” podcast.

And so Cain made the jump back to politics, leaving ESPN for Fox News’ “Fox & Friends Weekend,” five years after leaving the politics forum for sports. At ESPN, he hosted a daily radio show and appeared frequently on “First Take.” He was a conservative voice on a network known for left-leaning viewpoints. He didn’t hide it.

“Let me be honest with you about my biases, my beliefs,” Cain said. “I don’t want to hide them from you and in response I want to hear yours … the biggest mistake we can make is to box people out — tell them, ‘You’re wrong, you’re racist, you don’t belong in the conversation.’ That’s not what I wanted to do, I want to be honest about who I was and invite everybody else to tell me how I was wrong.”

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