Lee Corso Apologizes
November 20, 2011 by staff
Lee Corso Apologizes, ESPN sportsanlyst Lee Corso has issued an apology after using an expletive on air Saturday ahead of College Gameday.
While picking SMU over Houston in the featured game of the day, the 76-year-old sports broadcaster attempted to commence a SMU chant using a megaphone. After changing his mind, Corso used profanity and put on the Cougar head of Shasta, Houston’s mascot.
Fellow College Gamedayanlysts nervously laughed as one said, “Shame on you, wash that mouth out,” during the on-air segment.
ESPN strives to be a family network and the sportsanlyst issued an apology less than 30 minutes after the expletive was used.
“I got a bit excited and used an expletive I shouldn’t have used,” said Corso during his telecast apology. “I apologize and I can promise it won’t happen again.”
The Florida native footballanlyst has an extensive background when it comes to the sport. Corso played quarterback in High School, and then went on to play football at Florida State University. In 1969 he became the head football coach at the University of Louisiana until 1973 when he coached at Indiana University. Then in 1984 he began coaching at Northern Illinois University. Corso was also the head coach of the United States Football League’s Orlando Renegades in 1985.
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