Brent Musburger Goes Off On Air After Being Criticized for Wishing Joe Mixon Well (Videos + Tweets)

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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:

How did Musburger respond to the backlash?  He doubled down with an even more heart-felt, fiery endorsement of Mixon:

This controversy has helped keep viewers interested in a game that has otherwise been dominated by the Sooner during the second half.

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