Keith Olbermann is reportedly stepping down from his role on NBC's "Football Night In America."
SportsbyBrooks reported Thursday that NBC News had requested that Olbermann leave the show, which usually precedes NBC's Sunday night football game, because they wanted him to focus on his duties hosting "Countdown." Olbermann has been on "Football Night" since 2007.
Sources told the blog that there had been no conflict between Olbermann and anybody who worked on the show. Nor, they said, had Olbermann's politics been a factor in the decision.
NBC, which has not officially confirmed Olbermann's departure, did not respond to requests for comment.