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ESPN suspends Tony Kornheiser………for ‘On Air Comments’ about Hanna Storm’s Clothing…..

Sometimes things just come out of your mouth…..they just slip out…….

If you can’t say something nice… well, then you might be Tony Kornheiser. The former Washington Post columnist, now moved on to nationwide fame and fortune as a radio and TV sports commentator, has never been known as a sweet talker.

But it seems he sniped too far this time: ESPN has suspended him for two weeks for on-air comments trashing his network colleague Hannah Storm‘s “horrifying outfit,” as he called it.

Here’s what he said on his ESPN Radio show last week, after watching Storm anchor ESPN’s “SportsCenter”:

“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 looks like she has sausage casing wrapping around her upper body… Come on now! Stop! What are you doing?”

(Storm is 47, if you were wondering.)

The line drew chuckles from co-host Gary Braun and visiting Post reporter Liz Clarke who agreed Storm’s outfit had “a Lolita-esque quality, appealing to the fantasy of — well, let’s stop there.”

On his show last Friday, Kornheiser, 61, explained at length how he had called Storm to apologize. He reminded listeners that he routinely trashes the clothing choices of Hoda Kotb and Bob Costas, and that “no one should take anything I say about them personally, because I am a troll.” (Also: “It is nothing to what Imus has said about me!”)

But he was missing Monday from his regular stint on ESPN’s “Pardon the Interruption,” which he explained on Tuesday’s radio show:

“I have been sent to the sidelines from PTI for a while… If you put a live microphone in front of somebody, eventually, that person will say something wrong. This was one of the times I said something wrong… without any question, I broke the rules and this is the punishment that’s come.”

ESPN confirmed his suspension from PTI later in the day. The time-off doesn’t apply to Kornheiser’s radio gig; the station is affiliated with ESPN but not owned by it. Executive vice president John Skipperreleased a statement saying:

“Tony Kornheiser’s comments about Hannah Storm were entirely inappropriate. Hurtful and personal comments such as these are not acceptable and have significant consequences… Hannah is a respected colleague who has been an integral part of the success of our morning SportsCenter.”

February 23, 2010 - Posted by | Breaking News, Entertainment, Media, Men, Other Things, Sports, Updates, Women | , , ,


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  4. I actually saw Hannah in that outfit LIVE

    I was watching the FEED at my jobiste and was thinking to my self

    geez Hannah Storm hasnt aged that much since her days on Inside Stuff on Saturday mornings

    I looked more closely and noticed she had makeup on and thought to myself I wonder how much makeup it takes to look forever young

    Comment by Timothy Peter Leal | February 24, 2010 | Reply

    • She needs to gain some weight….she’s too skinny

      Comment by jamesb101 | February 24, 2010 | Reply

  5. But she’s isn’t bad looking…..

    Comment by jamesb101 | February 24, 2010 | Reply

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