On August 30, 2013, FOX Sports Southwest announced that Craig James, former ESPN and CBS broadcaster, and former SMU and NFL tailback, would be joining their college football analysis team.
After just one day on air, James was called into FSSW GM Jon Heidtke’s office and summarily fired. His offense? It seems someone higher up in the organization discovered comments James had made concerning same sex marriage during his 2012 senate bid.
James told Breitbart’s Ben Shapiro:
“I was shocked that my personal religious beliefs were not only the reason for Fox Sports firing me but I was completely floored when I read stories quoting Fox Sports representatives essentially saying that people of faith are banned from working at Fox Sports,” James told Breitbart News. “That is not right and surely someone made a terrible mistake.”