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January 23, 2008

Drunken rant gets ESPN anchor sidelined

ESPN has suspended Dana Jacobson, the co-host of "First Take" on ESPN2 for evidently going on a druken rant at the roast for ESPN Radio personalities Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic.

The Press of Atlantic City said that Jacobson "made an absolute fool of herself, swilling vodka from a Belvedere bottle, mumbling along and cursing like a sailor as Mike & Mike rested their heads in their hands in embarrassment."

ESPN's spokesman Josh Krulewitz did not confirm Jacobson's supsension. "Her actions and comments were inappropriate and we've dealt with it," he said.

Dana evidently went too far with her comments toward Mike Golic,a former star defensive lineman at Notre Dame and later in the NFL.

According to reports, Dana reportedly made some offensive remarks about Notre Dame as well as the famous image known as "Touchdown Jesus" that were clumsy attempts to poke fun at Golic's days at Notre Dame.

Jacobson released the following apology in a statement:

"I am sorry. My remarks about Notre Dame were foolish and insensitive. I respect all religions and did not mean anything derogatory by my poorly chosen words. I also deeply regret the embarrassment I've caused ESPN and Mike and Mike.

"My actions at the roast were inappropriate and in no way represent who I am. I won't make excuses for my behavior, but I do hope I can be forgiven for such a poor lack of judgment."

Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis was also in attendance and not too happy about Dana's remarks.

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