ESPN sorry for Brent Musburger’s comments about beauty queen

Was the apology necessary considering Miss Alabama, the subject of the sportscaster’s remarks, told the ‘Today’ show’s Matt Lauer that the media has been ‘unfair’ to Musburger?

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Man sees woman. Woman is beautiful. Man says so. Social media erupts. The organization that man works for publicly apologizes for man’s comments.

The man in this case is veteran broadcaster Brent Musburger. The woman is Miss Alabama, Katherine Webb. The broadcaster is ESPN. And the corporate apology? Was it necessary?

During the college football national championship game on Monday night, Musburger commented on Webb, who is the girlfriend of University of Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron. As she appeared on screen next to McCarron’s mother, Musburger exclaimed:

“You quarterbacks, you get all the good-looking women. What a beautiful woman … If you’re a youngster in Alabama, start getting the football out and throw it around the backyard with pop.”

Experts and members of the general public have weighed in saying the comments were “creepy,” prompting the following apology from ESPN:

“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.”

The one person who didn’t think the commentary went too far was Webb.

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