ESPN’s Bob Griese has been suspended from duties after he suggested on air that NASCAR driver Juan Pablo Montoya was “out having a Taco.”
The comment was made during ESPN’s broadcast of Minnesota-Ohio Saturday, when a graphic appeared on screen showing the the top five drivers in NASCAR’s points race. Chris Spielman asked where Juan Pablo Montoya was. Bob Griese then responded that “he was out having a taco.”
Griese apologized twice on air for the comment, but the damage was done and ESPN was forced to react. A spokesman for the network said that Griese “understands the comment was inappropriate,” but would be forced to spend a week off air.
The Bob Griese Taco comment video as follows: