By Evans Clinchy
January 07, 2012

Speculation abounded this afternoon that fiery personality Jim Rome and his "Jim Rome Is Burning" show were parting ways with ESPN, and Rome confirmed that speculation tonight, taking to Twitter to announce his goodbye.

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Sources told The Big Lead that Rome was presented with a multi-year contract offer but declined. "JRIB" will now move over to the CBS Sports Network, with Rome having an expanded role at the network beyond the show.

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