ESPN reporter Dari Nowkhah apologizes for breaking tragic news to Joe Burrow on live TV

first_imgESPN reporter Dari Nowkhah has issued an apology after breaking tragic news to LSU quarterback Joe Burrow after Saturday’s Peach Bowl win over Oklahoma.Carley McCord, the daughter-in-law of LSU offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger, was one of five people who died in a plane crash in Lafayette, La., on Saturday. View this post on Instagram Nowkhah asked Burrow about McCord’s death — but Burrow had not known about it — and appeared stunned by the news.Damn. Burrow found out live on air about the plane crash. They didn’t tell the team.— Cork Gaines (@CorkGaines) December 29, 2019Nowkhah shared an apology on Twitter.I obviously feel horrible to have been the one to have broken the news of Carley McCord’s passing to Joe, and have shared my apologies and sincere condolences with LSU. (2/4)— Dari Nowkhah (@ESPNDari) December 29, 2019We never intended to hurt Joe & we will learn from this mistake. My heart goes out to the McCord & Ensminger families, and the entire LSU family, during this incredibly tragic time. I hope they, including LSU fans, will accept this apology. (4/4)— Dari Nowkhah (@ESPNDari) December 29, 2019MORE: Carley McCord, daughter-in-law of LSU’s Steve Ensminger, dies in plane crashHours before Saturday’s game Ensminger was informed of McCord’s passing but did not tell the team.The 30-year-old TV journalist and wife of Steve Ensminger Jr. was traveling to Atlanta for the Tigers’ game against the Sooners.center_img The REAL tigers are EIGHT and EAUX 🐯🐯 #LSU #WEWANTBAMAA post shared by Carley McCord (@carleymccord) on Oct 26, 2019 at 4:56pm PDTThe cause of the crash remains unknown.BREAKING: 5 people confirmed dead after small plane crash in Lafayette, Louisiana. New conference starting shortly.— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) December 28, 2019From The Associated Press:”The lack of a distress call and flight data recorder coupled with mangled and charred wreckage will make finding the cause of a fiery airplane crash in Louisiana extremely challenging, federal officials said Sunday. National Transportation Safety Board Vice Chairman Bruce Landsberg said at a press conference that it could take 12 to 18 months to figure out why the two-engine Piper Cheyenne fell from the sky about a minute after taking off from the Lafayette Regional Airport on Saturday.”last_img

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