The former ESPN TV host, Erik Kuselias has lost his TV job at NBC Sports. The reason behind losing his job is said to be his excessive confidence on his position in sports media. Moreover, it has been said that NBC Sports Network took him off their hands soon after he started dating Holly Sonders, who had previously been at the Golf channel.
It has been reported in The Big Lead that the host tried to sell himself in a package deal with his wife Holly Sonders to Fox Sports when Fox expressed interest in Sonders on its golf coverage.
Kuselias, who was once referred to as “the biggest douche bag” by ESPN just tried to jump into the opportunity but failed.
His proposal to orchestrate a package deal was denied when Fox told him, “Sorry, not interested”.
Soon after, Kuselias is reported to have gone to NBC looking for the duo to get new deals. But instead of getting new deals, Kuselias was told that they won’t appear on TV anymore for the remainder of the year. Moreover, NBC told their contracts would be paid out. His attempt for new deals for the pair costs his job.
Kuselias really made a big mistake. Does he lack self-awareness?
An NBC Sports spokesman told The Big Lead, “We wish Erik well in his future television endeavors”.
Alhough Erik could not get the show for the two of them in a ‘package’, his wife, Holly, a former Michigan State golfer, at the age of 26 headed to cover NFL for Fox Sports as reported by Golf Digest.
At the Fox Sports, Holly Sonders has been working as the sideline reporter at NFL games as well as anchoring the network’s coverage of the U.S. Open and other USGA events.
The Fox sports personality, Holly Sonders was reassigned to a sideline reporter after the U.S. Open disaster. She had an embarrassing turn interviewing players after their U.S. Open rounds.
Before joining Fox Sports, Holly was the Golf Channel host in the NBC owned network. Sonders has also worked as a sideline reporter on the Big Ten Network and as a news reporter for KATV- TV in Little Rock, Ark.
Erik and Holly got married in the year 2013, according to the sources at NBC. They do not have children yet. It is being said that their marriage only lasted a year. It is rumored that Erik cheated on his wife which led to their divorce. There are rumors that Eris has been fighting against cancer.
Currently, Eric is the co-host of Pro football Talk on the NBC Sports Network and host on NBC Sports Radio. Television and radio journalist Eric Kuselias earns great amount of salary from hosting and has an estimated net worth of $6.5 million.