Craig James Officially Leaving ESPN To Run For U.S. Senate

He's gone and done it: ESPN on-air person and former SMU Mustangs running back Craig James is running for United States Senate. It was announced Monday that he'll be off the air while he goes about trying to get people to pick him to do a job. 

Mike Humes@MikeHumesESPN Craig James has decided to run for the U.S. Senate. He will no longer work for ESPN    

You'll note ESPN's coverage of the news includes references to both the Mike Leach incident and Sherwood Blount, a prime SMU booster during the scandal that led to the school suffering the death penalty. Might as well air it all out now.

Of most immediate relevance to sports fans, this means Tuesday night's St. Petersburg Bowl will be called by a team not including James, who'd been scheduled to analyze the battle between FIU and Marshall. He was also supposed to be in the booth for two other bowl games this season.

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