By Frank James
Sports pundit Tony Kornheiser was suspended by ESPN for an unidentified period for comments he made about the form-fitting outfits and short skirts worn by Hannah Storm, one of the sports channel's main personalities.
Kornheiser, co-host of ESPN's popular Pardon the Interruption show, made the offending comments on his radio show last week. He apologized Tuesday, saying he had been sent to the sidelines. "I broke the rules and this was the punishment that's come."
He also said he apologized directly to Storm and they had about a 15 minute chat and called his remarks "intemperate and stupid."
The Chicago Tribune has a partial transcript of some of the remarks many found offensive:
Here's what Kornheiser said that got him into hot water: "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."