Griese apologizes for Montoya remark

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Bob Griese apologized at the end of
Saturday's Ohio State-Minnesota football game for a remark he made
about NASCAR driver Juan Pablo Montoya.
Earlier in the telecast, during a promotion for coverage of
NASCAR's Chase for the championship, a graphic listed the top five
drivers in the points race and fellow analyst Chris Spielman asked
where Montoya, who is Columbian, was. Griese replied that he was
"out having a taco."
As the telecast was wrapping up, Griese apologized for the
remark and said that Montoya is on of the best drivers in NASCAR.
In a statement released later, ESPN called the remark
"inappropriate" and said Griese plans to apologize again Saturday
night during the network's college football coverage.

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