ESPN Apologizes for Musburger's Comments About QB's Girlfriend

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ESPN is apologizing for some of the commentary from Brent Musburger during last night's telecast of the college football championship game, won by Alabama over Notre Dame.
As ESPN's cameras repeatedly focused on spectator Katherine Webb, who is Miss Alabama USA and the girlfriend of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron, Musburger kept commenting about how attractive she is. He said, "Wow, I'm telling you quarterbacks: You get all the good-looking women."
ESPN has released a statement saying that the commentary "went too far" -- and that Musburger "understands that."
Meanwhile, Webb has picked up more than 140,000 new Twitter followers.
Among those who noticed Webb was Arizona Cardinals defensive end Darnell Dockett. He tweeted her his telephone number and suggested that they meet after the game. He later tweeted that he meant to message her privately.
McCarron responded after the game, telling Dockett on Twitter to "keep dreaming."


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  • by Taar on Jan 14, 2013 at 03:24 PM
    ESPN ought to apologize for hiring ray" the killer "lewis...
  • by Anonymous on Jan 9, 2013 at 08:18 AM
    I thought it was very funny, and i did not see how he "crossed" any line he did not say anything besides that she was very pretty.
  • by gk2469 Location: holt on Jan 9, 2013 at 02:42 AM
    Brents comments might have been close to the line but I saw no harm in it and for a 75 year old announcing a football game that was over before it really started I found it kind of funny in a very boring part of the game and I don't think anyone was really h offended by it.
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