Kirk Herbstreit should have been a local boy made good for life in
But in March the ESPN analyst said he was moving to the
Since then, Herbstreit said he has heard from many
But Herbstreit, speaking after a luncheon last week during a promotional visit to Manhattan, said the story has “been blown out of proportion’’ and that he had been considering a move for several years.
Still, he acknowledged the behavior of some fans contributed to the decision.
“To be honest, 90 to 95 percent of fans are great and supportive of everything about
“The fact almost everybody in Columbus knows exactly where we lived and they know my schedule and when I’m home, when I’m gone, I think it was probably more peace of mind than anything and just being able to be in a place where the safety of my family is not in question.’’