ESPN has apologized for Brent Musburger's comments about Katherine Webb during the BCS national championship game between Alabama and Notre Dame, even though the beauty queen apparently did not find his words offensive.
"If he had worded it different and said we were hot, or sexy, or commented on our body parts, it would have been completely different," Webb, the reigning Miss Alabama USA, told Esquire. "I didn’t take any offense to it, because I think it’s OK for a man to tell a woman that she’s beautiful, no matter what age."
During the game's broadcast, the 73-year-old Musburger gave Webb, who is dating Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron, a lot of attention.
"You quarterbacks," Musburger said. "You get all the good-looking women. What a beautiful woman."
ESPN spokesman Mike Soltys later tweeted an apology, saying that Musburger's commentary "went too far."
Webb may have found Musburger's comments innocuous, but she was not so forgiving of another form of attention she received during the game.
After Webb's face was flashed on national television, Arizona Cardinals defensive end Darnell Dockett tweeted his phone number to Webb and invited her to dinner and a strip club.