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ESPN Apologizes for Remarks About McCarron's Girlfriend

4:57 PM, Jan 8, 2013   |    comments
Katherine Webb (girlfriend of A.J. McCarron) celebrates after the 2013 BCS Championship game. (Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports)
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Michael Hiestand, USA TODAY Sports

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, "Whoa!" noting Webb was a "beautiful woman." Then he added, "You quarterbacks get all the good-looking women."

In a statement Tuesday, ESPN says that while it tries to capture "interesting storylines ... 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."

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