ESPN NFL columnist Vaughn McClure kicked the bucket this week at his loft in Atlanta. He was 48.
Most as of late covering the Falcons, McClure had worked at ESPN since 2013 in the wake of going through six years covering the Bears at the Chicago Tribune.
“We as a whole cherished Vaughn,” said John Pluym, ESPN’s senior representative editorial manager for computerized NFL inclusion. “He showed some kindness of gold. He was so useful to our journalists. Over the most recent couple of hours, we’ve heard endless tales about how Vaughn had helped them with a story or how he set the ball rolling in a good direction for them with a mentor or player.
“Conversing with Vaughn on the telephone was consistently a delight. I adored how you could simply detect the fervor in his voice for having the option to cover the Falcons for ESPN. We will all miss him extraordinarily. Furthermore, I’ll end this the manner in which Vaughn finished each call with an associate: ‘Welcome you. Love you.’ We all cherished him, as well.”
McClure, who likewise worked at the Chicago Sun-Times, Fresno Bee, South Bend Tribune and DeKalb Daily Chronicle, was a Chicago local, who moved on from Northern Illinois University in 1994.
“Individuals will most likely recollect how Vaughn had the option to associate and create believing associations with a large number of the competitors he secured, or how persistent he was about cutoff times, or the on many occasions he elected to assist a partner on another game,” said Patricia Mays, ranking executive of substance technique and circulation at ESPN. “Be that as it may, what I regarded most was that he was so dedicated to ceaselessly improving. One of the last messages I got from him was requesting criticism. He composed: ‘Couldn’t want anything more than to converse with you after the season about how I can improve at a great deal of things. I need to be extraordinary at this particular employment.’ ”