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Trev Alberts Done at ESPN

When professional sports players are unhappy with their contracts or their role on their teams, they will sometimes hold out or fail to report for workouts. This doesn't work with broadcast networks:

ESPN fired Trev Alberts on Sunday after the college football analyst failed to show up for work at ESPN's studios in Bristol, Conn.

"He phoned and said that he wasn't going to show up," Mark Shapiro, ESPN's Vice President of Programming and Production, told SI.com on Tuesday night, "and when he didn't, he was in breach of his contract and we terminated him."

... ESPN fired Trev Alberts on Sunday after the college football analyst failed to show up for work at ESPN's studios in Bristol, Conn.

"He phoned and said that he wasn't going to show up," Mark Shapiro, ESPN's Vice President of Programming and Production, told SI.com on Tuesday night, "and when he didn't, he was in breach of his contract and we terminated him."

Terrell Owens can get essentially get away with lamblasting his teammates because there's very few who can do what TO can do on the field. But there are a lot of folks who can do what Trev Alberts did with ESPN.