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NBC Play-by-Play Man Al Michaels Apologizes for Weinstein Joke

Oct 16, 2017  •  Post A Comment

Veteran sportscaster Al Michaels found himself apologizing during the fourth quarter of last night’s “Sunday Night Football” game on NBC for a quip he made earlier in the broadcast.

“Michaels mused in the middle of the third quarter of the game between the New York Giants and Denver Broncos that the Giants were ‘coming off a worse week than Harvey Weinstein,'” the AP reports. “His on-air partner Cris Collinsworth replied with a laugh and told Michaels ‘only my L.A. guy comes up with that one.’”

The report adds: “The comment got a negative reaction on social media and Michaels apologized in the fourth quarter for ‘being a little flip’ with his reference to Weinstein, who faces sexual misconduct allegations. Michaels added that ‘it was not meant in that manner.’”

3 Comments

  1. But that black female broadcaster at ESPN can just spout off and say anything without getting fired. Big deal. Two weeks suspension. I would have fired all four of the people who abused social networking and then refused to work after one of their colleagues was suspended.

    • John Smith? I think Jim LaForte is using a pseudonym so it’s not as obvious that all of the racist troll comments are coming from him.

      Yes, Jim, the “black female broadcaster” was suspended. Al Michaels did not get fired, or suspended. So I’m not sure what the point of your comparison is. Or is it just another opportunity for you to take a story that has nothing to do with race and twist it into some racist bull****?

  2. Jemele Hill was given a warning from her employer about political comments. If you are disciplined by your employer after a warning, that is not unusual or racist.

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