QB's Girlfriend: ESPN's Fawning Not 'Creepy at All'
But network says Brent Musburger got a little carried away over Katherine Webb
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 8, 2013 6:31 PM CST
This June 3, 2012, file photo shows Miss Alabama Katherine Webb, competing in the swimsuit competition.   (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

(Newser) – If you haven't heard the name Katherine Webb today, you missed a lesson in instant celebrity-making. Webb, also known as Miss Alabama, is the girlfriend of Crimson Tide quarterback AJ McCarron, whose team won the BCS title last night. But Webb's celebrity turn began early in the game when ESPN cameras found her:

  • Brent Musburger: "Wow, I'm telling you quarterbacks: You get all the good-looking women," the 73-year-old announcer said. "What a beautiful woman. Wow!" The cameras went back to her again and again as her Twitter following grew.
  • ESPN: "We always try to capture interesting storylines and the relationship between an Auburn grad who is Miss Alabama and the current Alabama quarterback certainly met that test. However, we apologize that the commentary in this instance went too far and Brent understands that."
  • Webb: "It was kind of nice," she tells AP. "I didn't look at it as creepy at all. For a woman to be called beautiful, I don't see how that's an issue."
  • Twitter: As of this evening, the 23-year-old Webb had more than 180,000 followers. She had a few hundred before the game.

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verbatim613
Jan 10, 2013 12:02 AM CST
What a joke. The media has their collective panties in a wad over this? 1. what he said wasn't offensive, he just complimented her on being good looking; 2. MISS ALABAMA HERSELF ISN'T OFFENDED; 3. no one in the media said a word when D-lister extraordinaire Kathy Griffin did an offensive simulated sex act on Anderson Cooper, on a supposedly "family friendly" show; This is just an attempt by the media to continually villainize straight white men.
Marelicia
Jan 9, 2013 11:56 PM CST
"It was kind of nice," she tells AP. I didn't look at it as creepy at all. For a woman to be called beautiful, I don't see how that's an issue."' She also says, when ever A.J. and I break up, Brett you can call me any old time. You know my number.
thenet95
Jan 9, 2013 11:33 PM CST
old pervert Brett is such an idiot. He is jealous. Also love put those legs long models legs over my shoulders.