Man who dogged Pennington retained

ESPN's Monday Night Football, will kick off its 38th season with a new line-up when longtime ESPN NFL analyst Ron Jaworski joins Mike Tirico and Tony Kornheiser in the booth, and sideline reporters Suzy Kolber and Michele Tafoya.

Jaworski will occupy the analyst role previously held by Joe Theismann, who has been offered a prominent football analyst role with ESPN.

"This new lineup will enhance our presentation of Monday Night Football, our most important property," said Norby Williamson, executive vice president, studio and remote production, ESPN. "Ron has covered the NFL from many different perspectives, and he is totally tied into the issues and trends from around the league.

Jaworski's studio responsibilities will now be spread amongst ESPN's deep lineup of NFL analysts, including Emmitt Smith, who will join both Sunday NFL Countdown and Monday Night Countdown, and Bill Parcells, who will appear on ESPN's Monday studio shows.

Last year, Korneiser said during the Jets game at Miami, that his dog and daughter could throw a football farther than quarterback Chad Pennington.

Up to this point, no public apology has been made.

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