Gay Remark Gets ESPN Sportscaster Taken Off The Air

Brian KinchenFormer NFL receiver Brian Kinchen will not work as an ESPNU commentator this week because of a comment he made during Saturday’s broadcast of the Northern Illinois-Iowa game.
Kinchen was explaining the need for receivers to make catches with their hands because they are “tender” and can “caress” the ball. He then paused and said, “that’s kind of gay, but hey . . . ”
“The comments were inappropriate, and we apologize for them,” ESPN’s Vice President of Public Relations Josh Krulewitz said yesterday.
Kinchen’s future with ESPNU is under review, Krulewitz said.
Kinchen, a former tight end who played at LSU and in the NFL from 1988-2000 with Miami, Cleveland and Baltimore, also apologized for his remarks.
from The San Diego Union-Tribune

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