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.