Sports Media World Reacts To ‘First Take’ Salary News

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By Daniel Bates Chris “Mad Dog” Russo’s pockets aren’t hurting at all. During a recent appearance on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM program, the weekly “First Take” guest revealed the financials of his deal to debate Stephen A. Smith every Wednesday. Which runs ESPN $10,000 an episode. $10,000 an appearance, 40 appearances a year… not bad for a third job. The sports media world reacted to Russo’s “First Take” salary admission on social media. “Chris ‘Mad Dog’ Russo tells Howard Stern he’s being paid $10,000 for each ‘First Take’ appearance and he has a contract to do the show for 40 weeks,” tweeted…

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