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ESPN Issues Formal Apology For Comment Made On College GameDay

October 26, 2019

first_imgKirk Herbstreit on the set of ESPN's College GameDayNEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 23: GameDay host Kirk Herbstreit is seen during ESPN’s College GameDay show at Times Square on September 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)ESPN has issued a formal apology for a comment made by a guest during this morning’s College GameDay show in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.The comment, made by LSU fan James Carville, accused the SEC of cheating in favor of Alabama with regards to the suspension for Tigers’ defensive back Devin White.Carville brought up other SEC players who were ejected during games against Alabama, implying that the SEC refs favor the Crimson Tide.“And now the best defensive player in the conference is not going to play in the first half because of officials,” Carville said. “He did nothing wrong.”“Everybody in the world who saw that tape said he went in their with his hands up,” he continued.ESPN’s College GameDay shared a clip of the segment on social media, but it’s since been deleted.Now, ESPN has issued a formal on-air apology to the Southeastern Conference.Here’s the apology:ESPN just apologized to Greg Sankey for the James Carville take this morning. Lol. pic.twitter.com/PG9WTeLvew— Belle Es You (@SouthernbeLLSU) November 3, 2018That is not something you see every day. In fact, I can’t remember ESPN ever doing something like this in regards to a comment made on College GameDay.Alabama and LSU, meanwhile, are set to kick off at 8 p.m. E.T. The game will be on CBS.last_img

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