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ESPN might have apologized for ogling over Miss Alabama Katherine Webb, but she’s taking all the newfound attention in stride. The girlfriend of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron has gained hundreds of thousands of Twitter followers since announcers Brent Musburger and Kirk Herbstreit made comments about her appearance.
Musburger, 73, grabbed attention when he told viewers, “So, if you're a youngster in Alabama, start getting a football out and throw it around the backyard with Pops!”
ESPN then apologized, noting that it went too far. “We always try to capture interesting storylines and the relationship between an Auburn grad who is Miss Alabama and the current Alabama quarterback certainly met that test,” the statement read, reports E! News. “However, we apologize that the commentary in this instance went too far and Brent understands that.”
Webb went on the Today Show this morning and told Matt Lauer that she was not offended by Musburger’s comments. In fact, she thought that he was being treated “unfairly” by the media, since he didn’t say anything derogatory. She said that she was “flattered” by the comments.
“I appreciate it, but at the same time I don't think I needed an apology,” she said about ESPN’s apology.
Webb now has over 220,000 followers on Twitter. She retweeted a message from Donald Trump, who said that she will be a judge at the next Miss USA pageant.
“Miss Alabama, Katherine Webb, has been a truly great representative of the Ms. USA Organization ..We are proud of her!” Trump tweeted.
Here's Webb's interview with Lauer: