Sports News Without Fear, Favor or Compromise
Sports News Without Fear, Favor or Compromise

Early in tonight’s Sugar Bowl, Brent Musburger called Joe Mixon “one of the best” and said he hoped the Oklahoma running back, suspended a year for breaking four bones in a woman’s face, made it to the NFL. That upset a lot of people; Musburger then unwisely responded to the reaction.

Apparently some people were very upset when I wished this man well at the next level. Let me make something perfectly clear: what he did with that young lady was brutal, uncalled for, he’s apologized—he was tearful, he got a second chance. He got a second chance from Bob Stoops. I happen to pull for people with second chances, okay? Let me make absolutely clear: I hope he has a wonderful career, and he teaches people with that brutal, violent video. OKAY!? Second down & nine.


Teaches people what, Brent?


Timothy Burke is formerly Deadspin's Video Director.

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