For the supercentenarian, see, Lt. He won the George Polk Award for reporting in 1987. He looked down at his phone one Saturday in March, when he felt like crap. “My wife Micki and I want to express our deepest gratitude and humility from the outpouring of love we have received from family, friends, colleagues, the NFL community and beyond, as well as ESPN’s unwavering support. "Our thoughts are with Chris and his family as he faces this challenge," Skipper said. Tom Brady responds to Peyton Manning trolling him in ‘Detail’ video, Ole Miss shares positive update about DaMarcus Thomas following scary injury. Jonathan Kraft rejected that claim, stating, "We don’t blame the reporters, we blame their sources... We haven’t [apologized] and we have no need to. Said Werder: “The text said he knew all that our family had endured with Christie and Trey. I have a peace about this and look forward to the battle.". Bills star Tre’Davious White weighs opting out of 2020 season, Report: Bills sign former Jets G Brian Winters. Mortensen joined ESPN in 1991 after a career at several newspapers, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, where he was an investigative reporter and covered the Braves and Falcons and the NFL. [6], Mortensen was to appear on WEEI's Dennis and Callahan radio show on July 31, 2015, but cancelled. I also have the love and prayers of my wife Micki, my family, my friends, colleagues and, most of all, my faith that serve as sources of tremendous strength. The initial diagnosis was confirmed Friday and there is another test remaining that will determine the best possible treatment plan that will commence in the very immediate future. "More than a week ago, I was diagnosed with a Stage IV throat cancer," Mortensen … "More than a week ago, I was diagnosed with a Stage IV throat cancer," Mortensen said in a statement Friday. Chris Mortensen's job is to report NFL news for ESPN.The latest report by Mort was a final tally of the number of players who opted out of the 2020 … Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa recently conducted his own workout and sent tape to teams around the league. In 1978, he won the National Headliner Award for Investigative Reporting in all categories. Chris Mortensen's job is to report NFL news for ESPN. Personal life. Our hope remains rooted in our deep faith in God and we continue to be grateful to our caring team at M.D. He worked as an analyst for ESPN's coverage of the NFL Draft. ESPN president John Skipper and the NFL Insiders crew give well wishes to Mortensen for a speedy recovery. So great to see @mortreport and @Favre4Official at the Pro Football Hall of Fame ceremony. NFL could have 16-team playoff as contingency this season, Report: ESPN trying to buy ‘Sunday Night Football’ rights away from NBC. Do the 49ers need a new QB? [citation needed] Since starting his career with the Daily Breeze newspaper in Torrance, California in 1969, Mortensen has received 18 awards in journalism. Mortensen announced on Jan. 15, 2016, that he was taking a leave of absence to begin treatment for stage four throat cancer. [7][8] Despite being debunked in the Wells report, Mortensen's original story remained posted on ESPN as late as August 13, 2015, with no retraction, clarification or apology. "[9], On August 3, 2015, Mortensen was interviewed on ESPN's Dan Le Batard Show regarding his controversial tweet about the under-inflated footballs. He graduated to the Dodgers beat at his hometown paper, the South Bay Daily Breeze, traveling the country and covering the Garvey-Cey-Lasorda team while in his 20s. How we got here, and what's next. [6], The Wells Report findings showed that only 1 of 22 readings (with each ball tested twice with different gauges except the intercepted ball) showed to be under by 2 PSI. [10] As of August 27, 2015, Mortensen stands by his initial report. Michael Thomas, Saints still have hurt feelings over fight? Chris Mortensen Net Worth 2020 From his three decades in sports journalism, Chris Mortensen managed to get a net worth of around $6 million. 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ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen announces in a statement he has been diagnosed with Stage IV throat cancer.

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