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Hank Williams Lashes Back!

You Didn't Fire Me

... I QUIT!!!!!

10/6/2011 9:33 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Hank Williams
Are you ready for some controversy???

Hank Williams Jr. claims his departure from "Monday Night Football" was by his OWN doing  ... insisting he was NOT fired by ESPN.

Williams released a statement ... saying, "After reading hundreds of e-mails, I have made MY decision."

He adds, "By pulling my opening Oct 3rd, You (ESPN) stepped on the Toes of The First Amendment Freedom of Speech, so therefore Me, My Song, and All My Rowdy Friends are OUT OF HERE.  It’s been a great run.”

It looks like ESPN beat Hank by several minutes in posting its announcement about the separation.

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181.

pawang    

junior needs to be slapped in the face with a big black penis

1089 days ago
182.

Eric    

I still trying to figure out why people think this is a racist comment. It might not have been the best choice of words but I've heard a lot worse statements. The guy didn't even compare Obama to hitler anyway. This country as gone way too soft, I'm so sick of seeing of listing to soft people cry over something that they don't approve of. What ever happened between the two I don't blame Hank for saying he's done.

1089 days ago
183.

christy    

Hank Jr. for president! ESPN are cowards..this country is going to hell in a handbag and someone said it out loud. Big deal! Get over it! This as house built on sports but we will love our sports on other channels. The rest is blah blah blah...Mrs. Obama go spend some more of the tax payers money, hell move your whole family in the white house. Wake up people.

1089 days ago
184.

Tracy    

Dear Hank: The 1st Amendment protects you against government intervention, which is why you aren't in jail right now. It does not protect you from consequences from your private-sector employer. Hope that helps!! Dumbass.

1086 days ago
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