ESPN Suspends Kornheiser for Ripping Anchor's Outfit

Called Hannah Storm's get-up 'horrifying'
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 23, 2010 6:44 PM CST
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(Newser) – A week after he said ESPN anchor Hannah Storm “looks like she has sausage casing wrapping around her upper body,” Tony Kornheiser was suspended today from his gig hosting the channel’s Pardon the Interruption shout-fest. That remark was just part of a critique Kornheiser made during his Washington radio show; he also described Storm’s outfit, which included “red go-go boots and a Catholic-school plaid skirt,” as “horrifying … way too short for somebody in her 40s or maybe early 50s by now … She’s what I would call a Holden Caulfield fantasy at this point.”

On his show today, Kornheiser called the remarks “intemperate and stupid,” but said he would rejoin PTI when the two-week suspension was up. Echoed an ESPN exec: “Kornheiser’s comments about Hannah Storm were entirely inappropriate. Hurtful and personal comments such as these are not acceptable and have significant consequences.”

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