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ESPN Management To Tony Kornheiser: Pardon OUR Interruption!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 , Posted by Christopher Byrne at 4:46 PM, under , , , ,

Tony Kornheiser of ESPN's Pardon the Interruption, took a "stand" on the February 16, 2010 airing of the DC-based and locally broadcast The Tony Kornheiser Show by criticizing Hannah Storm's outfits.

Apparently these comments were a bit too over the top for ESPN management. He has now been suspended for a few days, as confirmed by The Big Lead. Deadspin goes a little deeper and wonders if the suspension may have been more about this shot about Chris Berman on the same show:

Indianapolis Colts v Jacksonville Jaguars
DID I REALLY SAY THAT?: Then-ESPN Monday Night Football analyst Tony Kornheiser
checks play as the Jacksonville Jaguars host the Indianapolis Colts at the Jacksonville
Municipal Stadium on October 22, 2007 in Jacksonville, Florida.
(Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

"I know I'm not supposed to be critical of ESPN people, like if I point out that people say that they lost 50 or 60 pounds have actually gained all the weight back..." (Co-host interrupts: "And then some..gained the weight back, back, back, back.")

There is no word on if his co-host was suspended for his add-on. If not, the Hannah Storm reason sounds more likely.

Kornheiser should be thankful that he was only suspended for something he actually said on the air as opposed to losing his job over something he MIGHT say or write someplace. And one has to wonder that if his comments, as tacky as his comments may have been seen, may actually have driven more eyeballs to the TV screen that morning.

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