SEC Network Analyst Is In Hot Water Over Sexual Comment About Women’s Gymnastics (VIDEO)
An SEC Network analyst is in hot water for comments he made during the Arkansas at Missouri basketball game over the weekend.
The network was in the midst of promoting the upcoming Feb. 14 women’s gymnastics slate when analyst Barry Booker decided to jump in and speak on the gymnasts’ attire.
“Go hang out with the ladies,” Booker said, per KATV. “I want to go see some scantily clad girls.”
The SEC has since released a statement:
“The comments related to the sport of women’s made by basketball analyst Barry Booker during yesterday’s telecast of the Arkansas at Missouri men’s basketball game are inappropriate and do not meet the expectations we have for the SEC Network,” SEC commissioner Greg Sankey said. “The SEC’s women’s gymnastics student-athletes deserve our support for many reasons, including their dedication and achievement. We are in communication with the SEC Network and ESPN personnel, and I am confident this issue will be handled appropriately.”
The SEC Network also released a statement:
“The comments made during yesterday’s telecast were inappropriate and unacceptable. We take this matter seriously and are addressing it internally. SEC Network respects all student-athletes, and is committed to showcasing women’s sports with the utmost regard.”
As far as the game goes, Mizzou defeated Arkansas 83-79 in overtime.