Kornheiser In Trouble Again Over On-Air Remarks
March 19, 2010 at 4:31 AM (PT)
TONY KORNHEISER, who was suspended from his TV duties on ESPN's "PARDON THE INTERRUPTION" for two weeks for comments he made on his local RED ZEBRA BROADCASTING Sports WTEM-A (ESPN 980)/WASHINGTON radio show about ESPN anchor HANNAH STORM (NET NEWS 2/23), is in hot water again. KORNHEISER went off on cyclists last week -- at one point even saying "run them over" -- and now LANCE ARMSTRONG is responding.
USA TODAY reports "KORNHEISER's rant on ESPN Radio 980 was in reaction to the addition of bicycling lanes in WASHINGTON, D.C. It began as a discussion about sharing the road but soon disintegrated into an attack on anyone who rides on two wheels."
"And they all, my God, with their water bottles in the back, and their stupid hats, and their shiny shorts, they're the same kind of disgusting posers that in a snowstorm come out with cross-country skis on your block," said KORNHEISER. "Run them down." He later added, "So you tap them. I'm not saying kill them."
ARMSTRONG responded via TWITTER, writing:
"Listening to TONY KORNHEISER's comments/rant on ESPN radio re: cyclists. Disgusting, ignorant, foolish. What a complete f-ing idiot."
"Not happy about KORNHEISER's comments? Let them know @ESPNRadio980, @ptishow, and here."
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