Tony Kornheiser, a former Washington Post columnist and Monday Night Football analyst, was clearly out of line in his snarky comments about “SportsCenter” anchor Hannah Storm’s wardrobe last week. ESPN has suspended him for two weeks.
On the Feb. 16 edition of his radio talker on WTEM (ESPN 980) in D.C., Kornheiser noted that Storm wore “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?”
Kornheiser later issued an apology. “I was wrong. This is sort of what I do, and I’m sorry for it,” adding, “Not the first time and won’t be the last time, but I apologize for it this time.”
ESPN Executive Vice President John Skipper said the comments were “entirely inappropriate… are not acceptable and have significant consequences.”