ESPN issued an apology following an incident during the broadcast of the Sugar Bowl where a reveler on Bourbon Street exposed her breasts, and the footage was inadvertently aired on the national telecast. Bill Hofheimer from ESPN expressed regret and apologized for the incident, acknowledging that it should not have happened.
The NSFW moment occurred during the second half of the game when a woman, holding a beverage, was shown on camera looking upwards while pulling down her shirt. The incident took place on Bourbon Street in New Orleans while the Washington Huskies were playing against the Texas Longhorns in the Sugar Bowl at Caesar’s Superdome.
“We regret that this happened and apologize that the video aired in the telecast,” ESPN’s Bill Hofheimer said in a statement to the Associated Press.
Despite the off-field incident, the game itself was exciting, with the Texas Longhorns making a comeback and having the opportunity to win on a final-minute drive. However, quarterback Quinn Ewers’ fourth-down attempt was ruled incomplete, and the Washington Huskies, led by quarterback Michael Penix Jr., secured a 37-31 victory.
In another College Football Playoff matchup, the University of Michigan won a significant overtime victory against the University of Alabama in the Rose Bowl, with a final score of 27-20. The win sends Michigan to the national championship game for the first time since 1997.
The national championship game between Washington and Michigan is set to take place on Monday, Jan. 8, at Houston’s NRG Stadium.