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Desmond Howard Apologizes For Controversial GameDay Comment

The College GameDay crew on set in New York City.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 23: Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Chris Fowler are seen during ESPN's College GameDay show at Times Square on September 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Earlier today on ESPN's College GameDay, analyst Desmond Howard stole the headlines with his response to a question from Rece Davis.

"Will Michigan make a big enough splash to beat Ohio State this year?" Davis asked Howard.

The former Michigan star didn't take kindly to the question. He fired back with "is Desmond Howard going to have to choke a b***h?"

The phrase was made popular by actor Wayne Brady in a few skits on the Chapelle Show. Howard said he attempted to make a joke, but it didn't quite come off as he hoped.

Not long after he made the comment, Howard offered an on-air apology to those who were offended.

"I’m a big Wayne Brady fan. I made a comment that was supposed to be taken as a joke. If I offended anybody, I apologize," Howard said.

The GameDay analyst clearly meant it as a joke, but felt the need to apologize for his comments regardless.

Perhaps someone at ESPN hinted to him that it was appropriate for him to extend an apology during the broadcast.

We'll have to wait and see if the Worldwide Leader takes further action, but hopefully that's not the case.

Stay tuned for more.