ESPN made it official Thursday morning, deciding to part ways with Hank Williams, Jr. The network made this statement about the change,
"We have decided to part ways with Hank Williams, Jr. We appreciate his contributions over the past years. The success of Monday Night Football has always been about the games and that will continue."
Hank Jr. meanwhile said it was HIS call, not ESPN's
"After reading hundreds of e-mails, I have made MY decision," he wrote. "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 Jr. had made a comment about President Barack Obama on cable's Fox and Friends drawing fire from a number of sources. You can see the video from the show at the link.