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ESPN Suspends Tony Kornheiser for Being Himself

By O'Dell Isaac II On February - 24 - 2010

Many sports fans consider this time of year the “dry season.” College and pro football is over, the interminably long NBA regular season has more than 20 games yet to be played, spring training has not yet begun, and March Madness is still weeks away. Winter Olympics notwithstanding, there’s not a lot going on.

Even during the “dry season,” however, television and radio honks have to talk about something . Occasionally one will talk too much, and something like this happens.

ESPN television personality Tony Kornheiser was suspended Tuesday for remarks he made about fellow anchor Hannah Storm on his local Washington, D.C. radio show.

Kornheiser, who is co-host of the popular show “Pardon the Interruption,” made his comments Friday, expressing chagrin at what Storm, 47, was wearing. Calling her outfit horrifying, the talk show host said Storm’s blouse was so tight that it looked like “sausage casing,” and that her skirt was "way too short for somebody" her age.

According to Kornheiser, no woman in her late 40s (actually, he posited that Storm may be over 50) should b...

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