‘College Gameday’ Gets Awkward During A Discussion On Art Briles And Baylor’s Sex Scandal

Technical issues are a constant struggle while producing a live telecast, but they’re especially stressful when they come during a serious portion of a broadcast. Take ESPN’s College Gameday and their discussion of Art Briles following his dismissal and comments about the Baylor sexual assault scandal. The network aired a segment on Briles and his apology for the events that transpired at Baylor, leading to this removal back in May:

“I made mistakes. I did wrong, but I’m not doing this trying to make myself feel better for apologizing,” Briles told ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi. “I understand I made some mistakes. There was some bad things that went on under my watch. I was the captain of this ship. The captain of the ship goes down with it.

“So, I understand that I made some mistakes, and for that I’m sorry. But I’m not trying to plead for people’s sympathy. I’m just stating that, ‘Hey, I made some mistakes. I was wrong. I’m sorry. I’m gonna learn. I’m gonna do better.”

This was followed by the discussion above where the unfortunate audio mishap took place. A hot mic off camera caught several laughing and joking while the ESPN crew were deep in discussion about Briles comments. You can see some concern on the face of some of the anchors while the audio continues to cut from their statements and the comments being made off screen.

It’s an awkward moment that could’ve have happened at a worse time for the show.

(Via Bro Bible / ESPN)