Butt Fumble retired as ESPN’s weekly “Worst of the Worst”

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Mark Sanchez will no longer be ridiculed each week on SportsCenter. Well, at least not for anything he did last season.

ESPN has announced that Sanchez’s infamous “Butt Fumble” has been retired as its weekly “Worst of the Worst” highlight. ESPN allows fans to vote on the worst blunder in sports each week, and for 40 consecutive weeks, the Butt Fumble has topped the voting. But no more.

“We are retiring it this week due to the start of a new NFL season, and the feeling that it was time to start fresh,” Senior Coordinating Producer Mark Summer explained. “The ‘Butt Fumble’ has won the ‘Not Top 10′ each week since last Thanksgiving, and we’re not sure anything could top it.”

The Butt Fumble, which took place when Sanchez dropped the ball after running into the backside of guard Brandon Moore, has had a great run. But now we’ll have to find other things to laugh at Sanchez about. Like his headband. Or his mustache.