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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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Spike    

Really, doesn't that elderly bat Hannah Storm have a producer that tells her what she should and shouldn't wear on TV. Up until this story I thought she was working at an Old Country Buffet. She has nothing for the sports community. Tony speaks the truth and gets punished. Wilbon on the other hand speaks up (right or wrong) so long as they are a person of color. He is never repremanded.

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Butterfly    

THIS IS FOR, MY THOUGHTS #14. I agree, completely. I KNOW what we HAD, I KNOW what we HAVE. Very, very sad but, there still is HOPE! Let's look for a brighter day for our kids. They deserve it.

1599 days ago
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Mark Hannah    

When the comment fits, wear it. Surely she did not think she looked good. If she did I suggest she go immediately for an eye exam, wear the corrected eye wear and then apologize to Tony.

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