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Lee Corso curses on ESPN telecast, then offers apology

November 19, 2011 |  3:36 pm

Lee Corso, ESPN's energetic and sometimes frenetic "College GameDay" football analyst, left the network with some explaining to do for the second week in a row.

This time, Corso was trying to lead a cheer when he fumbled a megaphone and rasped, “Ah [expletive] it!” on national television.

Last week, he could be heard saying, “Where’s that little kid?” as the network’s cameras showed Penn State players rallying in a large pregame huddle.

ESPN explained away last week’s gaffe by saying that Corso, who was not at State College but was with the GameDay crew at Stanford, was looking for a child who was supposed to hand him a tree hat to wear as a prop.

On Saturday, about a half hour after Corso’s curse word lit up message boards and Twitter, ESPN broke into its game telecast for him to apologize.

“Earlier today on College Gameday, while picking the SMU-Houston game, I got a bit excited and ... used an expletive that I shouldn't have used,” he said. “I apologize and can promise it won't happen again.”

--Mike Hiserman