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Jim Trotter Exiting NFL Media

Jim Trotter has shared he is entering his final week of his tenure with NFL Network and NFL.com.

In a tweet, Trotter said he “was informed over the weekend that my contract is not being renewed.”

Trotter joined NFL Media in 2018, working for both NFL Network and NFL.com, after working at ESPN, Sports Illustrated, and The San Diego Union-Tribune. He is also the author a pair of books centered on former NFL stars, of Junior Seau and Larry Fitzgerald.

Additionally, Trotter has served as a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee since 2007, and is a former President of the Pro Football Writers of America.

“I thank NFL Network and NFL.com for the lessons learned and affirmed over the last five years,” Trotter concluded.

During NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s “State of the League” speech at Super Bowl LVII earlier this year, Trotter asked the Commissioner about the lack of diversity in the league’s media organization, pointing out that he has never seen any Black representation in the newsroom’s senior management.

Trotter told The Athletic’s Richard Deitsch that it wasn’t a “gotcha” moment, but it was an opportunity for Goodell to address the lack of diversity and the lack of change seen in the organization in Trotter’s tenure.

“I felt that it was important to ask him in that situation because it’s not something I haven’t brought up internally over the course of the last year with the powers that be at the media group,” Trotter told Deitsch.

“All I’m asking is that the league’s actions reflect their words. And to this point that’s not what we have. And I believe that it is critically important for there to be Black representation in senior management in the newsroom based on the fact that we cover a player population – again according to league data – that is 60-70% Black.”

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