April 27th, 2010
03:23 AM ET

Talk show host apologizes for comments on Tim Tebow

A Boston sports talk show host has apologized for likening former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow's NFL draft-night party to a "Nazi rally."

"Anyone who listens to the show regularly knows that I am not the most articulate person in the world, and on Friday, we were joking around about the NFL Draft. And unfortunately, I made a regrettable statement about the Tim Tebow draft party that ended up offending some people. And I truly, truly can tell you that was not my intention," Fred "Toucher" Toettcher said in a statement given to CNN affiliate WHDH on Monday. "I apologize to you that were offended. You know, I just apologize, and I regret what I said."

Toettcher made the comments Friday on the Toucher and Rich Show on WBZ-FM, the morning after Tebow was selected 25th in the first round of the NFL draft by Denver.

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  1. John

    So why else would one make such a comment other than to offend someone?

    April 27, 2010 at 4:51 am | Report abuse |
  2. jd

    While his statements were over the line, he was not alone in noticing the fifty or so exclusively white individuals at Tebow's draft party. My immedaite thought was that it was strange given the makeup of a typical football team with about 80-90% non-white. Of course this doesn't mean anything–just strange thats all.

    April 27, 2010 at 5:19 am | Report abuse |
  3. GuyinVA

    Tim Tebow is a pro-life Christian. So it's okay to say that about him, right? Nothing will come of this. Tim Tebow is part of the one demographic about whom people are still allowed to say such bigoted remarks. Just like the media reaction to his "controversial" super bowl commercials. They were only controversial because he didn't promote and celebrate the mass killing of unborn babies.

    April 27, 2010 at 5:30 am | Report abuse |
  4. Charles

    It seems that a bunch of people who can't handle the idea that a sports figure has a religious upbringing will be apologizing for many years to come. Tebow will be 50 years old, with 5 Super Bowl rings, and laughing at everyone.

    April 27, 2010 at 5:32 am | Report abuse |
  5. arapikos

    As we continue to uncover the dirt in our country. Yep, and the truth will surely come to the surface. The inner core of one's personality will eventually show its true persona. Glad to know that you are one of "them".

    April 27, 2010 at 5:40 am | Report abuse |
  6. Bill

    Just so I have this straight, when the conservative, pro-life, right-wing, religious extremists in this country draw Hitler mustaches on Obama and compare the Democrats to Nazis, it's ok. When someone compares a conservative golden boy to a Nazi as a joke (albeit not a very funny one), the aforementioned right-wing extremists get up in arms. The right-wing is almost as big of a joke as Tim Tebow's NFL career is going to be.

    April 27, 2010 at 5:54 am | Report abuse |
  7. cjt4010

    Big shocker! Toucher always shoots off his mouth and then has to go begging forgiveness later. He was a loser in Atlanta at WNNX and apparently still is in Boston. The best thing about morning drive time in Atlanta these days is not having to listen to him tell everyone how wonderful/perfect he is!

    April 27, 2010 at 6:00 am | Report abuse |
  8. Jeff

    I want to know where the outrage is at in regards to this statement. Will this person lose his job as Amos did when he made his comments about the Conneticut female basketball team. It is amazing how any nerogatory about a minority will have national coverage but this is not even a blimp on the radar screen.

    April 27, 2010 at 6:08 am | Report abuse |
  9. S. White

    These things will happen as a result of giving idiots microphones.

    April 27, 2010 at 6:08 am | Report abuse |
  10. Patriot in West (by God) virginia

    i think people can't stand other people that live to a higher standard than they do.

    April 27, 2010 at 6:14 am | Report abuse |
  11. bobfromCanton

    Well, Well, Well. Isn't anyone going to call for this guy's resignation? Seems his comments were just as bad as Imus! I don't hear Sharpton calling for him to quit....

    April 27, 2010 at 6:15 am | Report abuse |
  12. Tina

    If you're not articulate, why would you have a job as a talk show host?

    April 27, 2010 at 6:33 am | Report abuse |
  13. jim

    If the only thing you notice about a group of nazis is that they're white, Toucher, then maybe it's you that has the problem...

    April 27, 2010 at 6:39 am | Report abuse |
  14. notyourname

    Just because someone disagrees with you politically or religiously does not make them Nazis. Americans would do well to learn exactly what National Socialism was so they don't make foolish comments like this. More troubling is the sheer lack of civility in making a comparison to such a wicked group.

    April 27, 2010 at 6:49 am | Report abuse |
  15. A Conservative

    "Anyone who listens to the show regularly knows that I am not the most articulate person in the world" Huh??? You're a talk show host for crying out loud. This person should be fired. Then whoever hired this "inarticulate" moron should be fired.

    April 27, 2010 at 6:56 am | Report abuse |
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