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Willie McGinest is out at NFL Network

Mike Florio and Chris Simms discuss how Jim Trotter is an example of the challenges of the media, given he believes his termination by NFL Media was influenced by public questioning of Roger Goodell on diversity.

In one of the least surprising aspects of the ongoing belt-tightening by a media outlet owned and operated by the fattest of fat cats, former NFL linebacker Willie McGinest is out at NFL Network.

Michael McCarthy of reports that McGinest is among the job cuts.

NFL Network had suspended McGinest after he was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon. He quickly apologized for the incident that resulted in the arrest.

McGinest recently was sued for the attack. Via, the alleged victim claims that McGinest reacted violently to a comment about USC losing to Utah in the Pac-12 championship game.

McGinest becomes the fourth NFL Network on-air employee to exit the company in recent days. It started with Jim Trotter, who believes his public questioning of Commissioner Roger Goodell on matters of diversity, equity, and inclusion “played a role” in the decision to terminate Trotter’s employment. Also departing are Rachel Bonnetta and Mike Giardi.