College Football: Did Brent Musburger Cross A Line With His Comments About Katherine Webb?
“You quarterbacks, you get all the good looking women. What a beautiful woman,” said 73-year-old Brent Musburger.
That is how the conversation all began on a cool winter night in Miami between Brett Musburger and his broadcast partner Kirk Herbstreit talking about Katherine Webb, A.J. McCarron’s girlfriend.
“Wow!” said Herbstreit
“Whoa!” Musburger would say over Herbstreit.
“A.J’.s doing some things right down in Tuscaloosa,” continued Herbstreit.
“If you’re a youngster in Alabama, start getting the football out and throw it around the backyard with pop,” Musburger said closing out the conversation.
The guys would eventually get back to the football game; however cameras would continue to find Webb in the crowd.
Many men on Twitter also had some comments about Katherine Webb, including Arizona Cardinals own Darnell Dockett, who tweeted his phone number out to Webb.
While it seemed harmless at the time, ESPN did issue an apology over the comments made by Musburger.
Besides the apology, it seems like no further actions will be taken.
Did Musburger really cross a line with his comments?
Yes, only because it was a nationally televised game, but you can’t tell me that when the image of Katherine Webb appeared on millions of televisions across the world, half the guy population didn’t say the same thing as Musburger (or even worse).
I will applaud Brent for saying she was beautiful. He didn’t say she was hot or sexy; he went the respectful route and called her beautiful. Most girls that I know consider being called beautiful the best compliment in the world.
With that said, ESPN should have never issued an apology. If anything, shame on ESPN for putting her on camera in the first place and continuing to do it throughout the game.
Musburger has been an announcer since 1973 and is part of the Montana Broadcaster’s Association Hall of Fame. He didn’t mean any harm by the comments. Once again, the comments were a tad out of line, but shouldn’t have been blown out of proportion like they were and ESPN in no way should have issued an apology.
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