McCarron’s girlfriend becomes ‘overnight sensation’

BY KIA TYUS

Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron’s girlfriend, Katherine Webb, became an overnight sensation following ESPN’s extended commentary on her during the BCS National Championship game.

Was the commentary too much for Miss Alabama? Not so, she said.

Webb called Brent Musburger’s apology unnecessary,  “stating that he never said any derogatory terms toward her.” She told E News she was flattered and any person should be if called pretty in a respectful manner.

ESPN also issued an apology to Webb for the momentary indiscretion of their employee.

Musberger, an ESPN analyst on the call for the game, went on, at length, about how pretty Webb and McCarron’s mom were. He told parents to make their son a quarterback because it will net them a pretty girlfriend.

Many people chimed in on this story. Donald Trump said, “Musburger said what everyone was thinking.” Others called it funny because of Musburger’s age.

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