Many sports journalists have nothing but respect for Ley, and they made sure he got the recognition he deserves for his role in the industry. Several people from ESPN and other sports networks shared their stories about Ley on Wednesday.Let’s look at what they had to say.ESPN President Jimmy PitaroESPN’s Adrian WojnarowskiDan Patrick Show’s Paul PabstESPN’s Bill HofheimerCBS Sports’ Jon RothsteinESPN’s Bomani JonesStadium’s Jeff GoodmanMLB Network’s Jon HeymanESPN’s Louis RiddickFox Sports’ Tim BrandoEx-ESPN reporter Ed WerderESPN’s Mike GreenbergESPN’s Jay BilasFormer ESPN Producer Jason Romano Bob Ley announced his retirement Wednesday after spending time away from ESPN since his sabbatical on Oct. 1, 2018.Ley had been with ESPN nearly 40 years before stepping away for good. MORE: Bob Ley retiring from ESPN after nearly 40 yearsLey was best known for hosting “Outside The Lines,” a show that takes a deep look at critical issues both on and off the field. “OTL” premiered in 1990 as a monthly one-hour program with Ley hosting. The show was eventually moved to Sundays on a weekly basis before taking over an afternoon weekday start.