Auburn Fans Chant ‘He Hits Women’ At Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon During Sugar Bowl Game (Video)
Brent Musburger Goes Off On Air After Being Criticized for Wishing Joe Mixon Well (Videos + Tweets)
While the Auburn fans were busy taunting Oklahoma Sooners running back Joe Mixon for his involvement in a 2014 incident in which he punched a woman in the face at a bar in Norman, ESPN play-by-play guy Brent Musburger was praising the young man and wishing him all the best in his future.
Have a listen to what Musburger had to say about Mixon during Monday night’s Cotton Bowl between the Sooners and the Auburn Tigers:
Many people took offense to Musburger’s comments. Twitter really let him have it:
#BrentMusburger has lost his mind. Joe Mixon punched a woman and broke her face. You don’t sing this guy’s praises on national tv.
— candace davis (@cdavis121273) January 3, 2017
Hey Brent Musburger, I don’t care if Joe Mixon goes to the NFL. How about he just never hits a woman again?
— McNeil (@Reflog_18) January 3, 2017
Brent Musburger maybe not the dude you want to have delving into the particulars of the Joe Mixon case
— HAPPY MOO YEAR (@edsbs) January 3, 2017
Brent Musburger justifying Mixon’s “second chance” because the Oklahoma coaches say “he’s doing good” is enraging. #SugarBowl
— G-Man (@rupert069) January 3, 2017
How did Musburger respond to the backlash? He doubled down with an even more heart-felt, fiery endorsement of Mixon:
— Sooner Gridiron (@soonergridiron) January 3, 2017
This controversy has helped keep viewers interested in a game that has otherwise been dominated by the Sooner during the second half.