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.

soundoff (40 Responses)
  1. marsha

    What is the problem? It apperars this is media exploiting itself.

    January 9, 2013 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  2. zalant

    They showed K State's QB's chick many times during the Fiesta bowl, too. This is nothing new. OK, so the commentators didn't comment on how hot she is (while no Miss Alabama, still something nice to look at), but come on. This just really shouldn't be a story. It's very indicative of how shallow our society can be at times.

    January 9, 2013 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  3. SandraDee

    No reason at all to apologize if all he said what was was in the printed transcript shown here. I didn't watch the game, so did he go on and on and on while the game was happening or what? Did they contstantly cut back to her over and over? Did he make over-the-top personal comments about her other than "wow, she's beautiful"? What is it? I mean, what woman doesn't want someone to think she's beautiful? And ladies everywhere, face it, this woman is GORGEOUS. A total knockout! So, now what? Do I have to apologize to her for that? Or is it more that I have to apologize to the women who aren't as blessed in the looks department such that people don't fall all over themselves for them? Or rather, us, I should say.

    January 9, 2013 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mr. Hand

    This has gone beyond ridiculous. Musburger said 2 or 3 off the cuff sentences that were in no way offensive to anyone. And he did this when the cameraman pointed his camera at her, probably at the direction of the producer. Not that anyone should be spoken to or aplogize, but if it's anyone, it's the Producer. And are those her teeth, or does she have a mouth full of Chiklets?? (that's why I'm not on the air)

    January 9, 2013 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  5. garwin1

    There wasn't any heavy breathing or perverse innuendos. These people have lost their minds.

    January 9, 2013 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Twang

    Hey, but we can show crotch grabbing all day long, right?

    January 9, 2013 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Keepemout

    I was watching when Musberger made the comments and was I thinking "jeez dude, put it back in your pants!".

    January 9, 2013 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Mary

    This is what I would call *spare change news* ; hardly worth reporting on.

    January 9, 2013 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  9. The_Truth

    Did he lie, or say anything that was incorrect? So what's the big deal. He probably had a good woody going.

    January 9, 2013 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Charlie

    all he did was call a pretty woman pretty, get over it. She didn't care so all the librals need to get over it

    January 10, 2013 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  11. Mukka

    Wow... What a big to-do about nothing... Is the media bored with all the real stuff that going on... They have to look for dirt where there is none. Dude paid a woman (who obviously is all about her "beauty") a compliment. Big whoop!!! He wasn't rude, crude, or disgusting... Geeze people... Get real...

    January 10, 2013 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  12. helen

    Brent must like giant horse teeth.

    January 10, 2013 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  13. POD

    Much Ado About Nothing.....Wild Willy Shakespeare

    January 10, 2013 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Peter

    How on earth did this become a story?

    January 10, 2013 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  15. REH

    She has very nice fake teeth. Other than that this is not a story!!!!!!

    January 10, 2013 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
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