ESPN's Brent Musburger calls co-worker Holly Rowe 'really smokin' on air

ESPN broadcaster Brent Musburger called sideline reporter and co-worker Holly Rowe (left)

ESPN broadcaster Brent Musburger called sideline reporter and co-worker Holly Rowe (left) "really smokin'" on air Monday night. (DOUG PENSINGER/Getty Images/AFP)

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Brent Musburger gave his bosses at ESPN something to think about Monday night.

A week after the network apologized for the legendary broadcaster's on-air ogling of Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback A.J. McCarron's girlfriend, Katherine Webb, Musberger called sideline reporter and co-worker Holly Rowe "really smokin'" as he signed off after calling a basketball game between the University of Kansas Jayhawks and Baylor University Bears.

It's unclear if Musberger, 73, meant to insult his critics or make light of his newfound infamy.

It all started on Jan. 7 while ESPN was covering the BCS national championship game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Cameras zoomed in on Webb and Musburger wasted no time telling viewers how he felt about the Miss Alabama pageant winner.

"You quarterbacks, you get all the good looking women," he said. "What a beautiful woman."

After his co-host Kirk Herbstreit agreed, Musburger added: "If you're a youngster in Alabama, start getting the football out and throw it around the backyard with pop."

ESPN issued an apology the following day, saying Musburger's comments "went too far."


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