Longtime Detroit Lions radio color commentator Jim Brandstatter says he was fired

Posted: 11:15 AM, Jul 10, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-10 15:45:32Z

Longtime Detroit Lions color commentator Jim Brandstatter has been fired from his duties, according to a post on his Facebook page.

Brandstatter, who has been the color commentator for 31 years, said he was terminated from Lions broadcasts by the team's radio partner, WJR.

In a statement, he said, "The Lion in this picture is no more, metaphorically, anyway. I have just been terminated from Lions radio broadcasts by WJR. I had a great run of 31 years. So many thanks to all of you who listened and spent Sunday’s with us. Best job ever, thanks to all of you!!!"

Brandstatter will remain on as the play-by-play voice of Michigan Wolverines football.