Kenny Mayne follows fellow ESPN alum Trey Wingo to Caesars Sportsbook


Something is definitely brewing over at Caesars Sportsbook. The Las Vegas-based gambling behemoth landed another whale Tuesday, adding former SportsCenter anchor Kenny Mayne to a roster already featuring esteemed ESPNer Trey Wingo of NFL Live and Golic and Wingo fame.

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Mayne, 61, announced his new gig as only he could, displaying his trademark deadpan delivery in a video posted to Twitter. It will be a homecoming of sorts for Mayne, whose journalism career began in Las Vegas, where he played college football as a backup quarterback for UNLV (he spent much of his Rebels tenure behind future Eagles and Vikings Pro Bowler Randall Cunningham). Mayne’s 27-year tenure at ESPN ended this spring when the network threatened to reduce his salary by over 60 percent. He’s kept a low profile since, though he did contribute to NBC’s Olympic coverage on Peacock this summer.

Mayne’s official position with Caesars, which underwent a significant rebranding effort following its purchase of William Hill Sportsbook in April, will be as a content contributor and brand ambassador. Wingo, who was named Caesars’ “Chief Trends Officer” a month earlier, appears thrilled to be working with Mayne again.

Things unraveled quickly for Wingo after departing Golic and Wingo (apparently, he wasn’t a fan of working mornings) last year with ESPN essentially letting his contract run out. Amid ESPN’s mass exodus, high-paid personaliti