Kelly Tilghman has company in the world of inappropriate announcers.
ESPN anchor Dana Jacobson was reportedly intoxicated at a celebrity roast in Atlantic City for colleague Mike Golic. As a Michigan alum who disliked Golic’s university of choice, Notre Dame, it was only natural that Jacobson would rant:
F— Notre Dame! F— Touchdown Jesus! F— Jesus!
That last part was especially harsh. It’s resulted in a one-week suspension and the following statement from Dana Jacobson:
“I am sorry. My remarks about Notre Dame were foolish and insensitive. I respect all religions and did not mean anything derogatory by my poorly chosen words. I also deeply regret the embarrassment I’ve caused ESPN and Mike and Mike.
“My actions at the roast were inappropriate and in no way represent who I am. I won’t make excuses, but I do hope I can be forgiven for a poor lack of judgment.”
Somewhere, Valerie Begue doesn’t see the big deal.