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Kristine Leahy Reportedly Received Death Threats After Confrontation With LaVar Ball

Kristine Leahy and LaVar Ball on "The Herd."

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Fox Sports 1 host Kristine Leahy revealed some disturbing news Thursday afternoon.

On Wednesday, LaVar Ball was a guest on The Herd with Colin Cowherd. During the show, Ball and host Kristine Leahy were involved in a verbal confrontation where Ball turned his back on Leahy and told her to "stay in your lane."

Leahy fired back, but seemed rattled throughout the rest of the show as a result of the confrontation. According to Sporting News, she reportedly received death threats after the incident.

From the report:

She seemed rattled when relating the death threats Thursday. The confrontation has blown way out of proportion, she said.

“For me this wasn’t a women issue. It wasn’t a racial issue. But it has turned into both," Leahy said.

Leahy and Cowherd addressed the incidents.

The following morning, Leahy appeared on FS1's Speak For Yourself with Jason Whitlock and gave the following statement:

"Have some respect. Don’t threaten me. Don’t make personal jokes. Don’t mock me. And don’t say you’re not going to look me in the eye. If he wants to come on and look me in the eye, and be respectful, he can still disagree with me. I’m OK with that. But I will not tolerate what he did yesterday," she said.

The feud blew up on Twitter, and Leahy admitted the confrontation got out of hand.

[Sporting News]