Tom Herman apologized for making obscene gesture on live TV
Texas coach Tom Herman unexpectedly got into hot water on Wednesday when he gave a Longhorn Network camera double birds.
Tom Herman: The horns down symbol is very offensive.
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Herman apologized for the incident when he met with reporters to discuss UT’s Wednesday signees. He said he was joking with the other people about a past experience and did not realize he was being shown on the broadcast.
“Obviously before we start, I do want to apologize for something that ended up on live television this morning,” Herman told reporters at his signing day press conference, per 247Sports. “We were joking, quite frankly, about my first experience riding into the Cotton Bowl Stadium on the bus and the warm welcome you receive in the Red River game. I think I told you guys as well. When it occurred, I honestly had no idea — I wasn’t aware that the camera in the room was on live television.
“It certainly had nothing to do with Longhorn Network, signing day or anything. Again, regardless, it was poor judgment on my part and I do apologize for that.”
Ok. Cool, Coach Herman.