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ESPN apologizes for Brent Musburger’s attention to AJ McCarron’s girlfriend during BCS title game

Jan 8, 2013, 5:23 PM EDT


As we mentioned earlier, ESPN broadcasters Brent Musburger and Kirk Herbstreit went a little ga-ga over crowd shots of Katherine Webb during Monday night’s BCS title game broadcast — she’s the girlfriend of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron, and the reigning Miss Alabama.

In fact, according to ESPN, Musburger went overboard. Here’s a statement they sent to Business Insider today:

Have been asked on focus on @_KatherineWebb in BCS: We always try to capture interesting storylines and the relationship between an Auburn grad who is Miss Alabama and the current Alabama quarterback certainly met that test. However, we apologize that the commentary in this instance went too far and Brent understands that.

Webb, of course, is now an internet star, and McCarron didn’t seem to mind the attention she got. But ESPN apparently believes that Mr. Musburger went over the line with comments such as “Wow, I’m telling ya, you quarterbacks get all the good-looking women!”

Seemed like harmless fun to me, but then I’ve never been know for my taste.

  1. frank433 - Jan 8, 2013 at 6:01 PM

    I think Darnell Dockett from the Cardinals went a little overboard. Tweeted his phone number to her and asked her out for chicken wings.

  2. skids003 - Jan 9, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    I agree with Rick. Some people need to get a life, I think they sit around and look for stuff to find “inappropriate,”. Just more of the pC police in this country. You can’t be nice to anyone any more, without the PC police attacking you.

    I’m no Musberger fan, but give him a break. He was trying to be nice and complimentary. He didn’t cross the line, he got no where near it. The lady is pretty, or can you say that any more?