ESPN has suspended "Pardon The Interruption" co-host Tony Kornheiser for two weeks following comments he made on his Washington-based radio show last week.
On his radio show, Kornheiser made critical comments about the wardrobe of morning "SportsCenter" co-anchor Hannah Storm.
Kornheiser, who was replaced this year by Jon Gruden in the Monday Night Football booth, said this last week about Storm who co-hosts the mid-morning SportsCenter,
"Hannah Storm in a horrifying, horrifying outfit today. She's got on red go-go boots and a catholic school plaid skirt ... way too short for somebody in her 40s or maybe early 50s by now...She's got on her typically very, very tight shirt. She looks like she has sausage casing wrapping around her upper body ... I know she's very good, and I'm not supposed to be critical of ESPN people, so I won't ... but Hannah Storm ... come on now! Stop! What are you doing? ... She's what I would call a Holden Caulfield fantasy at this point."
Fanhouse sports (www.fanhouse.com) reports that this is not the first time that Kornheiser, who previously wrote for the Washington Post, has run afoul of ESPN management. In 2002, Kornheiser was suspended for criticizing management on the air for their decision to fire a producer of his radio show who was let go for inappropriate e-mail conduct.
Fanhouse is calling for Kornheiser's head. WTF is wrong with you?
This is just another case of political correctness run a muck. Kornheiser is paid to be "Mr. Tony" & give his "kookie" opinions to the listeners who tune end, to hear stuff like this.
Apparently Hannah like dressing like a 50 year old hooker, "My preference is fitted and feminine clothes and I am really happy with my style now because its much more reflective of my personality and a lot more fun, rather than being so anchor-ish!..."
Suspending "Mr. Tony" for saying what was very obvious to everyone but Stevie Wonder, would be like suspending Howard Stern for playing butt bongo. This is exactly what these guys are paid to do. This is how they get ratings for phuck's sake!
ESPN executive vice president and Wussy in Chief of content John Skipper released the following statement:
"Tony Kornheiser's comments about Hannah Storm were entirely inappropriate. Hurtful and personal comments such as these are not acceptable and have significant consequences. Tony has been suspended from PTI for two weeks. Hannah is a respected colleague who has been an integral part of the success of our morning SportsCenter."
If anybody deserves to be suspended here, its Hannah Storm for dressing like a hooker on the SportsCenter. Who else wears red go-go boots with a Catholic School uniforn? Didn't they teach you anything at Notre Dame???? Puh-leeeeze!