Al Michaels Sorry For ‘Sunday Night Football’ Weinstein Joke


DENVER (AP) — NBC play-by-play man Al Michaels has quickly apologized after making a joke about Harvey Weinstein during “Sunday Night Football.”

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Al Michaels (credit: George Gojkovich/Getty Images)

Michaels mused in the middle of the third quarter of the game between the New York Giants and Denver Broncos that the Giants were “coming off a worse week than Harvey Weinstein.” His on-air partner Cris Collinsworth replied with a laugh and told Michaels “only my L.A. guy comes up with that one.”

The comment got a negative reaction on social media and Michaels apologized in the fourth quarter for “being a little flip” with his reference to Weinstein, who faces sexual misconduct allegations. Michael added that “it was not meant in that matter.”

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John Elway, right, and broadcaster Al Michaels, left, look on from the field prior to a gave between the Denver Broncos and Detroit Lions at Ford Field on Sept. 27, 2014. (credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

CBS late night host James Corden apologized earlier Sunday for Weinstein jokes made at an event in Los Angeles on Friday.

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