One of the most prominent fixtures at ESPN is taking a six-month leave of absence.

Bob Ley, who is most notably known for his work on Outside The Lines, has announced that he will take a six-month leave of absence from ESPN beginning Oct. 1. Ley has served as the host of Outside the Lines since the show began in 1990.

“Beginning Oct. 1 I’ll be taking a six-month sabbatical from my Outside The Lines duties,” Ley tweeted. “The idea of stepping back to re-charge is fully 100% mine, and one I’ve been considering for a while. I truly appreciate the company’s understanding and cooperation.”

The announcement came on Wednesday morning.

Jeremy Schaap, Kate Fagan and Ryan Smith will fill in for Ley during his absence.