ESPN's Herbstreit apologizes to Baylor for fake injury claim

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Posted: Nov 15, 2015 5:47 PM
ESPN's Herbstreit apologizes to Baylor for fake injury claim

WACO, Texas (AP) — ESPN commentator Kirk Herbstreit is apologizing to Baylor and Terrell Burt after accusing the senior safety of faking an injury during the broadcast of the Bears' loss to Oklahoma.

Herbstreit posted the apology Sunday in a series of three posts on his Twitter account, saying he took "full responsibility" and wanted to "apologize sincerely."

With the Sooners lining up for a play with 9:44 left in their 44-34 victory Saturday night, Baylor cornerback Ryan Reid suddenly ran toward Burt and motioned for him to get down to the ground.

What was unknown at the time was that Burt had sprained his ankle on the kickoff before the start of that drive.

Herbstreit used the terms "bush league" and "unethical" for what he thought was a fake injury.

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