Former Florida State head coach Bobby Bowden made some cringeworthy comments on ESPN's Mike & Mike Wednesday morning.
Former Florida State head coach Bobby Bowden joined ESPN's Mike & Mike on Wednesday morning and made a few comments that had both Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg feeling a bit awkward.
Bowden, speaking about his former players, dropped some eye-opening comments about athletes who weren't raised with a male figure in their household. Here's what he had to say:
"65-70% of my boys did not have a daddy at home. They're raised by momma - them sweet old mamas. Thank God for them mamas. Or grandmamas. Many times it was grandmama. Or big sister, or aunt. But where's the man? A boy needs a male figure. And the girls do too. Somebody to discipline them and make them be a man.
You know, I used to kid about this. They grew up wanting to be like their mama. They want to be a man like their momma because that's the way they were raised. That's why they wear earrings.
I'm kidding about that, I had children too you know."
Here's video, via Cork Gaines of Business Insider:
Bowden's comments come in the wake of the controversy surrounding George Karl's negative comments about fatherless NBA players made in his book "Furious George."
Bowden's comments are not going over well, to say the least. Expect this to be debated in the coming days.