Well sports fans, the time has come to face up to the truth...
Jason Whitlock’s radio and television interview about making $2.1 million was basically untrue. Yes, the stuff about the Kansas City Star likely was for real. But the Star took no action against its editor who in the end effectively dumped Jason. So his editor’s bad acts were basically kicked to the curb. Undoubtedly Star editor Mike Fannin has been under the gun, however no for-public-consumption action has been,taken to this point.
610 Sports host Nick Wright‘s long interview with Jason late last summer was watched and/or listened to by thousands of KC sports fans.
What we were left with was Jason quit due to poor treatment and was going to make big time bank with Fox Sports.
It wasn’t clear exactly how much dough he might make but it was clear that he would be handsomely paid by Fox for his efforts online and in future Fox ventures on TV and/or Radio.
Like I said at the time, I like Jason Whitlock.
He was always cool with me and I was a frequent guest on his sports shows on 810 WHB and 610.
There was never a bad word spoken between us, however, the truth kinda hurts.
Football season, Jason’s bread and butter, has come and is almost gone. And other than a few more posts at Fox online, there have been no Whitlock sightings of note on TV or radio. None. No TV, No Jim Rome radio.
So I must conclude that the talk of big money to Jason was untrue. Exaggerated at best.
I know many online bloggers with names as big or bigger than Whitlock’s, including ex KC Star guy Jeff Flanagan. And blogging for Fox just doesn’t pay that much. At this point in time, it is mostly a sideshow to help support one’s career on TV/radio
Sadly to this point there is no interest in putting our man Jason on anything that matters outside of a blog at Fox.
And without more on-air noise, there is no payday.
Really none at all.
Best case scenario Jason is getting paid tops $50,000 a year.
And that’s a stretch.
Most guys like like Jeff Flanagan are getting paid per article/blog. From maybe $200 to $1,000. If Jason gets near the top of that pay, at four to eight articles a month that’s around 50 grand a year. That said, he would have to be top of the key. And Whitlock is not a big national household name in sports, like Jay Glazer.
I find it sad that a guy with Whitlock’s big profile in KC has, in a sense, no job at this time.
Or not much of one considering his past status here. He probably needs to leave KC for greener pastures.
I Hope he can catch on with a big time newspaper in the east or maybe Detroit. Or Indiana? For now it ain’t happening.
I still think Jason’s a talent, just not here.