The SEC Network almost had a Will Smith Oscar’s moment on Saturday during one of its halftime shows when analyst Peter Burns made a joke about fellow analyst Ben Watson’s wife.
“As long as I get a text from my wife that says I look good,” joked Watson, who was wearing a light blue suit. “Send me the text, baby. Send me the text.”
Once the show returned from a commercial break, Burns and Watson weren’t sitting at the desk. When Watson returned, host Chris Doering jokingly asked Watson: “Did you have [Burns] keep your wife’s name out of his mouth?”
Watson then sat down and slammed his phone on the table.
“We’ll see how Peter Burns is with that smart mouth in the second half,” Doering said.
“While it was a joke, the truth is that I crossed the line, you should never joke about family so that I owe a public apology to Ben & Kirsten 100%,” Burns wrote. “@BenjaminSWatson couldn’t have handled it better with his humor and class. We all good & proud to call him a friend & coworker.”
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