Katherine Webb, the girlfriend of Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron, told the "Today" show’s Matt Lauer that the apology from ESPN over comments made about her looks by commentator Brent Musburger wasn’t needed, reports the New York Post.
Webb, the reigning Miss Alabama USA, indicated she was flattered by the attention.
As previously reported, ESPN apologized for Musburger’s comments, made when the camera focused on Webb, 23, in the crowd during the BCS title game. Musburger said, "You quarterbacks, you get all the good-looking women," and urged kids in Alabama to start playing football.
On the "Today" show, Lauer asked her how she felt about his comments.
“I think the media has been really unfair to him,’’ she said. “If he would have said something along the lines that we were hot or sexy or made any derogatory statements like that, that would have been a little bit different."
She added, "The fact he said we were beautiful and gorgeous, I don’t see why any woman wouldn’t be flattered by that."
As for the apology, Webb said, "You know, I don’t think it was needed, honestly. Of course I appreciate it."
Here’s the clip of Webb’s appearance on "Today":