Unfortunately for ESPN, the lead story out of the Sugar Bowl has almost nothing to do with Oklahoma’s big win over Auburn in Monday night’s Sugar Bowl.
Brent Musburger is one of the longest-tenured broadcasters in college football, but Musberger came under fire on Monday after his comments on Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon. After two years of being held up in court, the video of Mixon violently striking a woman was released a few weeks ago, and the video was certainly shocking to many.
During the Sugar Bowl, some took offense to Musburger praising Mixon’s second chance to succeed in college football.
Musburger eventually doubled-down in the issue, and he emotionally defended his earlier comments on Mixon.
Let me make something perfectly clear: What he did with that young lady was brutal, uncalled for. He?s apologized. He was tearful. He got a second chance, he got a second chance from Bob Stoops. I happen to pull for people with second chances, okay? Let me make it absolutely clear that I hope he has a wonderful career and he teaches people with that brutal, violent video, okay?
With how much controversy Mixon has already caused, it now looks like Musburger has wrapped himself up in it by making a statement of his own.
[H/T Saturday Down South]