HONOLULU (AP) — Golf Channel suspended anchor Kelly Tilghman for two weeks on Wednesday for saying last week that young players who wanted to challenge Tiger Woods should "lynch him in a back alley."
Tilghman was laughing during the exchange Friday with analyst Nick Faldo at the Mercedes-Benz Championship, and Woods' agent at IMG said he didn't think there was any ill intent.
But the comments became prevalent on news shows Wednesday, and the Rev. Al Sharpton joined the fray by demanding she be fired immediately. Golf Channel didn't know who would replace Tilghman in the booth this week at the Sony Open or next week at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic.
"There is simply no place on our network for offensive language like this," Golf Channel said in a statement.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
When you make stupid, asinine comments like she did, it's only fair that folks do a background check:
The fact that the Golf Network is a low-profile channel and that Tiger Woods let her ignorance go, doesn't take away from the fact that Tilghman should be fired. To think how many people out there passionately believe that we're past this kind of stuff.