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ESPN Host Suspended Over 'Hurtful' Comments

2/23/2010 7:12 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

ESPN has officially suspended "Pardon the Interruption" host Tony Kornheiser for 2 weeks -- after TK made "hurtful and personal comments" about a female SportsCenter anchor.

The drama began last week on Kornheiser's radio show -- when he commented on an outfit Hannah Storm wore during a recent SC broadcast, saying her "Catholic school plaid skirt" was "way too short for somebody" her age. He also claimed her tight shirt looked like a "sausage casing."

Yesterday, Kornheiser did not appear on PTI -- and now an ESPN executive VP of content John Skipper is finally offering an explanation: "Tony Kornheiser's comments about Hannah Storm were entirely inappropriate."

Skipper added, "Hurtful and personal comments such as these are not acceptable and have significant consequences. Tony has been suspended from PTI for two weeks."

Kornheiser has already issued an apology on his radio show.

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arturo ozuna    

he should have gotten just a verbal.charles barkley is very outspoken and no suspension.

1614 days ago
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KRAZY KOOKY KLOWN    

balls

1619 days ago
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Ben    

This guy is a major douche; I'm glad he's suspended. Now, if only it were forever..

1619 days ago
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bertha    

No reason to apologize she is to old to wear those outfits....Oh mu God..can we not have an opinion on anything anymore,,,,,B...sh...t

1619 days ago
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sushi    

He was right on. I saw her that day and thought WTF? She looked ridiculous. Not to mention she is supposedly one major bitch.

1619 days ago
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Phyl    

This guy is a complete waste of space, he's rude and doesn't know anything about sports, now that they have the opportunity ESPN should just dump him.
Nobody, I mean nobody will miss the little twerp. Why they give a jerk like this face time I'll never know. Give his job to Hannah.

1619 days ago
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tmf    

The attire she wears is too cut to low, Tony was right, but if he is on the radio or on TV, he should have kept the comments to himself. I watch ESPN, but I hate when she in on because it's just not needed. First, she causes a mess at NBC, and now at ESPN.

1619 days ago
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hdbrill1    

This is BS. If you've ever listened to or watched TK, that's what he does. He says outrageous things. That's why he's on T.V. F--k this political correctness.

1619 days ago
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Donovan    

I don't know who the guy is, but he spoke the truth. Did you guys see the picture of her outfit? She looked ridiculous. There are only two types of people who wear that outfit, a 13 year old school girl or someone playing one in a porno.

1619 days ago
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j    

I agree totally with Tony. She has been dressing like a teenager for a long time. She also can not pull it off. Dress your age, in human years and notin whore years.

1619 days ago
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kromen    

Hannah's a big girl, I think she could have found a decent comeback.

1619 days ago
12.

CriticAl    

He wouldn't have to say anything if ESPN would tell her to quit dressing like a ho.

1619 days ago
13.

Darlene    

He just was being honest!!!!

1619 days ago
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DLR    

BFD! The thing that is even more disgusting than rude remarks are rude people who think they ought to tell everyone else what to say. There is plenty of "shock value" out there...always has been. It is only the things that we support that remain an item. As long as someone is not becoming physically a threat...who cares otherwise? Let them have their opinion. If they offend the masses they will go by the wayside in a natural process of elimination as people will choose to watch someone else. If he thought her outfit was ridiculous then why shouldn't he say so? Political correctness is BS.

1619 days ago
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MyThoughts    

America is getting more pansy by the day. The banks are falling apart, BO's health care is going to DESTROY this country, Bawney Fwank is....well,nevermind, and THIS makes news? Sheesh, if it does hit the fan, we are going to find a bunch of sniveling idiots and little else. Where is some BACKBONE in this country??!!! SCARY!!! Our forefathers must be rolling in their graves laughing at us. And I am a female, so don't assume this was written by a man. I personally think todays females are just LOOKING for a reason to b!tch about something and/or anything. Sad Sad Sad.

1619 days ago
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