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ESPN apologizes for Katherine Webb comments

8:57 AM, Jan 9, 2013   |    comments
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Miss Alabama Katherine Webb, girlfriend of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron, watches the BCS Championship game on Monday night. (Matt Cashore, USA TODAY Sports)

ATLANTA -- ESPN's Brent Musburger "went too far" in comments about an Auburn grad, the girlfriend of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron, who appeared on-air during the Crimson Tide's victory Monday against Notre Dame in the BCS title game.

The network apologized for that.

During the cablecast, Katherine Webb, Miss Alabama, was caught on camera sitting near McCarron's mother.

Webb obviously impressed Musburger, 73, who said, "You quarterbacks, you get all the good-looking women. What a beautiful woman. Wow!"

In a statement Tuesday, ESPN says that while it tries to capture "interesting story lines ... we apologize that the commentary in this instance went too far and Brent understands that."

ESPN's Mike Soltys also said, "Brent declines to comment."

Todd Musburger, Brent's brother and agent, told USA TODAY Sports: "We have nothing to add."

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