It didn’t last long, but it certainly made an impression. It made so much of an impression that it led to a parody Brent Musburger twitter account, “Creepy Brent”. Musburger’s harping on the girlfriend of Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback AJ McCarron, current Miss Alabama Katherine Webb left viewers very uncomfortable. And with cameras cutting away to her at least three times in the first half, I’m surprised Webb and her family didn’t seek an injunction on shots of her for the rest of the game.
ESPN has issued a statement apologizing for Musburger’s remarks. While it doesn’t mention any disciplinary action (it didn’t need any), it does say he does understand that he went too far.
Here’s the statement issued by ESPN from today.
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.
That’s going to do it.