John Clayton, famous for being a sports journalist who loves Slayer, has died at the age of 67 and Gary Holt wrote a heartfelt message.
Clayton died after a long illness in Washington.
Clayton was a journalist for the TV network, ESPN, for more than two decades and specialized in the NFL.
He proved to be a Slayer fanatic with his Sportcenter commercial in which he looked decent on-air, but once his work was done he took off his suit, untied his hair, and listened to loud metal. He even yelled at his mother that he was done with his work.
Clayton was brought up in Braddock. Along with his high school studies he covered Steelers. Moreover, he went to Duquesne University for his graduation.
Before moving to NFL coverage he covered the Steelers full time. He was working as a Beat Reporter for the Pittsburgh Press.
In the year 2007, he was honored with the Bill Nunn Memorial Award. The award is presented annually for long and distinguished reporting on football. Moreover, the award is presented by Professional Football Writers of America.
The Steelers released a statement after the passing of John Clayton;
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) March 19, 2022
The Pro Football Hall of Fame, Canton elected Clayton as a member of the Board of Selectors.
In 1995, the ESPN cable company hired Clayton for its NFL coverage; as a handy versatile person. Must see Tv show basically, a weekly segment was created called Four Downs by SportsCenter producers. Clayton was doing his job against NFL analyst and former quarterback Sean Salisbury.