It must be politically correct day at ESPN.
Following the network’s decision to dump Rob Parker, ESPN decided to apologize for Brent Musburger’s comments about Katherine Webb, the girlfriend of Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron.
In a statement, ESPN said: “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.”
In my view, this was totally unnecessary. Yes, Musburger might have gotten a bit carried away with his statements, but it wasn’t grossly over the line. People were more amused than outraged.
An apology only serves to focus more attention on Musburger and his comments. It elevates the story instead of letting it fade away.