Vanderbilt Play-By-Play Caller Joe Fisher Resigns and Enters Rehab

Joe Fisher, who has called Vanderbilt football for 23 years, announced his resignation on Twitter today after a troubling on-air appearance earlier this week.

According to the Tennessean, Fisher slurred his speech and repeated the same questions on a radio show with new Vanderbilt interim head coach Todd Fitch. Former head coach Derek Mason was fired earlier this week.

In a Twitter thread announcing his resignation, Fisher said that his appearance was unacceptable, that he is entering rehab, and that he will be “off the grid and out of pocket for awhile”:

We wish Fisher all the best in his rehabilitation.

Written by Ryan Glasspiegel

Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.


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  1. It ought to be Derek Mason and the Vanderbilt AD who are issuing apologies to the ENTIRE SPORTS WORLD – for their preposterous and insulting media stunt.

    If I had been a Vanderbilt football player and some girl soccer player (who had been appointed to my football team just about 24 hrs before a major SEC game) had started lecturing me at halftime about my commitment and my team spirit, I would have simply taken off every bit of my gear and dropped it in front of that idiot Derek Mason, and walked out of the locker room in my street clothes.

    I’m pretty sure I would have not been the only player to follow suit.

    Vanderbilt has gone, in the space of one week, from perennial but uniquely respected SEC doormat, because of their combination of academic strength and grit, to just a woketard laughingstock.

    Good luck with joining the MAC, vandy. Maybe you can join the Ivy league and NOT play any sports due to CoronaPhobia.

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