Charles Barkley Says ESPN Offered him Monday Night Football and he Turned It Down

FILE – In this June 25, 2018, file photo Charles Barkley arrives for the NBA Awards at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. Barkley has issued an apology Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, for a comment he made to a female political reporter about hitting her. Axios reporter Alexi McCammond wrote on Twitter Tuesday night that when she questioned Barkley on his indecisiveness over the Democratic presidential hopefuls, Barkley told her “I don’t hit women but if I did I would hit you.” McCammond says when she objected to his remarks, Barkley told her she “couldn’t take a joke.” (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Here’s something that sure to spice up a fairly slow Monday.

Charles Barkley recently claimed he was offered Monday Night Football, and that he turned it down.

The remark was made during an appearance on the first episode of The Jim Brockmire Podcast, in which Hank Azaria inhabits the excellent Brockmire character for some sports talk. During a discussion with Barkley (use earbuds if at work; it gets a little salty) about Twitter trolls, Barkley casually drops the MNF bombshell.

He doesn’t say when the offer was made, only that, “I like football, but I ain’t gonna be one of these jackasses get on TV and act like he know about football.” (I resemble that remark.)

The comment largely has gone unnoticed. I saw it a little while ago in an item from Demetri Ravanos of BarrettSportsMedia.com.

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SOURCE: NBC Sports, Mike Floria