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Update: Here's The Next Wave Of ESPN Employees Laid Off

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The wave of ESPN layoffs is continuing this morning.

The ESPN employee layoffs that have been discussed for some time have begun this morning. The first, and biggest name to fall was longtime NFL reporter Ed Werder, who worked for 17 years at the World Wide Leader.

Now, there are more names trickling in. ESPN Big Ten writer Austin Ward, college basketball writer Dana O'Neil and hockey writers Joe McDonald, Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun have all been let go.

They shared the news via Twitter.

With around 100 people supposedly being laid off today, there will be a lot more names coming out.

Our thoughts are with anyone who lost his or her job today. It is never a good thing to go through.