Marv Albert to Cover NFL for CBS Sports
Longtime sportscaster Marv Albert — best known as the lead announcer on NBC's coverage of the NBA and for his signature calls "Yes!" and "RE-jected!" — is joining CBS Sports to broadcast NFL games, the network announced Monday.
"Marv Albert is recognized throughout sports broadcasting as one of its true legends. Very few in the broadcasting industry can claim his combined accomplishments and remarkable longevity," CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus said.
Albert, who turns 70 on June 12, will continue with the play-by-play for TNT's National Basketball Association coverage.
Although Albert was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1997 and is primarily known as the voice of basketball, he's called a lot of football. He broadcast Monday Night Football on radio for the better part of the last decade. And he's done other sports, including hockey and tennis.
His career was nearly derailed in 1997 by sexual assault charges filed by a woman with whom he allegedly had a 10-year affair. After a plea bargain, he received a one-year suspended sentence.
He bounced back and worked as much as ever, also appearing as he had for years on David Letterman's show and working on The Marriage Ref.