ESPN does right thing by grounding Kornheiser over Hannah Storm sausage remarks

ESPN has done the right thing by putting Tony Kornheiser off the air for two weeks after his ugly remarks about colleague Hannah Storm.

However, they might think about sending him off on some passive-aggression training course before letting him back on again.

There's something clearly wrong when someone can say, on air, that a presenter "looks like she has sausage casing wrapping around her upper body."

Is that supposed to be funny? Sorry Tony but I'm not getting the joke.

Yes, Storm's outfit was peculiar but it didn't give anyone license to personally abuse her for what he called "a horrifying, horrifying outfit."

"I know she's very good, and I'm not supposed to be critical of ESPN people, so I won't. But Hannah Storm, come on now! Stop! What are you doing?" he said.

"She's got on red go-go boots and a Catholic-school plaid skirt. Way too short for somebody in her 40s - or maybe early 50s by now. She's got on her typically very, very tight shirt. She looks like she has sausage casing wrapping around her upper body."

Kornheiser says he has since called her to apologize and says she was pleasant and allegedly joked that she'd have to retire the red boots.

A lesser person would have said; "Tony, you've got a great face for radio."

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