ESPN apologizes for Musburger comments on quarterback's girlfriend
Former Miss Alabama USA Katherine Webb drew just as much attention as her boyfriend Monday night
January 8th, 2013
05:29 PM ET

ESPN apologizes for Musburger comments on quarterback's girlfriend

The attention that Brent Musburger gave to the girlfriend of Alabama's quarterback during last night's championship college football game apparently made ESPN a little uncomfortable.

ESPN on Tuesday afternoon apologized for the play-by-play man's gushing about Katherine Webb's beauty as the network showed her in the stands at the game Monday night.

"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," ESPN said.

CNN was not able to reach Musburger for comment through ESPN.

"Wow, I'm telling you, quarterbacks you get all the good-looking women. What a beautiful woman. Wow!" Musburger said during one of his several in-game comments. Webb subsequently became an Internet sensation as Alabama trounced Notre Dame. Read more about Musburger's comments, the public's reaction, and the reaction from Webb herself.

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  1. devin

    Musburger is a creeper and a lousy commentator. I dread when he covers a game my team. He is like 73 gushing like a teenager over a 22 yr. old.. Not the biggest deal in the world of course. I think this was just a chance for me to say just how much I don't like him or his work. I also don'tlike pagents or most often the strange world contestants live in.

    January 10, 2013 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
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  3. wah

    I dang! Almost forgot that complementing a women was a no no.

    January 15, 2013 at 7:19 am | Report abuse |
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