Keith Olbermann Suspended From ESPN For THON Remarks, Apologizes

A month ago, I wrote that there were more than 200,000 Google hits for the phrase “Keith Olbermann apologizes.” Today, that number should increase substantially.

Following several Tweets yesterday in which Olbermann called Penn State students “pitiful” in response to an article about THON raising more than $13 million this year, ESPN released a statement apologizing for Olbermann’s remarks, calling them “completely inappropriate.” Olbermann will also be suspended from his show for the rest of the week for the remarks. Here’s the full statement:

“We are aware of the exchange Keith Olbermann had on Twitter last night regarding Penn State It was completely inappropriate and does not reflect the views of ESPN. We have discussed it with Keith, who recognizes he was wrong. ESPN and Keith have agreed that he will not host his show for the remainder of this week and will return on Monday. The annual tradition of THON and the efforts of the students of Penn State to fight pediatric cancer should be applauded.”

After months of Olbermann badmouthing Penn Staters on Twitter, the television personality also personally apologized on his page.

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Based on Olbermann’s relentless psychopathic Penn State commentary, the sincerity of the apology ought to be questioned. Nonetheless, kudos to ESPN for finally stepping in and putting a muzzle on their child.

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Kevin Horne

Kevin Horne was the editor of Onward State from 2012-2014 and currently holds the position of Managing Editor Emeritus, which is a fake title he made up. He graduated from Penn State with degrees journalism and political science in 2014 and is currently seeking his J.D. at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law. A third generation Penn Stater from Williamsport, Pa., Kevin is also the president of the graduate student government. Email: [email protected]


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