A sports anchor for a major-market TV station has been suspended over remarks he made about a high-profile female race car driver, Yahoo Sports reports.
Ross Shimabuku of San Diego’s Fox 5 News offered some unpleasantries about racer Danica Patrick during the runup to Sunday’s Daytona 500. He responded to complaints by Patrick that she is continuously referred to as “sexy,” offering his own description for Patrick.
He later apologized for his comments.
The station reportedly suspended Shimabuku for a week without pay.
Here’s a video of Shimabuku’s report: