McNeil’s co-host Matt Spiegel read a statement at the end of Friday’s show that said, “We all know MAC has been off the air since his contract expired in mid-June. Since then, management and Mac have had ongoing discussions about him returning to work. The station wanted Mac back on this show, but Mac wanted to do some different things. Conversations continued until earlier this week, when both the station and Mac decided a new deal could not work right now.
“It’s been a great ride for the past five-plus years. We have had fun and hopefully you, the audience, have enjoyed the entertainment we have provided. Thank you for all your patience over the last couple of months. I’m confident I will have a great new partner as we head into what could be an epic Bears season.”
McNeil was one of the original hosts at The Score in 1992, moving to crosstown ESPN 1000 in 2000 through 2009, when he returned to The Score for middays. He was off the air for stretches in 2012 and 2013 for rehab and treatment for depression.
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