ESPN released a statement on Thursday announcing they were parting ways with Hank Williams Jr., whose "Are You Ready For Some Football?" has been the opening sequence to Monday Night Football for 23 seasons. This comes after some controversial comments from Williams Jr. on President Barack Obama.
AFTER ESPN SUSPENDS HANK JR. FOR ONE-WEEK, HANK JR. DECIDES TO PULL HIS SONG FROM BEING USED ON ESPN FOR REMAINDER OF SEASON!
"After reading hundreds of e-mails, I have made MY decision. By pulling my opening Oct 3rd, You (ESPN) stepped on the Toes of The First Amendment Freedom of Speech, so therefore Me, My Song, and All My Rowdy Friends are OUT OF HERE. It's been a great run." -- Hank Williams Jr
Eh, I don't know if I buy this. Williams Jr. apologized for the incident in a statement on his website earlier this week, which would indicate that he knew he had done something wrong, and wanted to keep the relationship going.