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ESPN Accidentally Airs Audio Of Dari Nowkhah Making Fun Of Media After Nick Saban Segment

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ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 01: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts after defeating the Georgia Bulldogs 35-28 in the 2018 SEC Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 1, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

SEC Media Days continued Wednesday morning, with Alabama's Nick Saban taking the podium first. The Crimson Tide head coach didn't face very many tough questions, however, and the ESPN broadcast team apparently noticed.

After Saban's presser ended, ESPN forgot to cut the audio on a few of its analysts' microphones. Host Dari Nowkhah was heard making chicken noises, implying that the media was scared to ask Saban tough questions. He also said that Saban "owns" the media. He later owned up to the mistake on-air.

">July 13, 2016

">@SECNetwork cuts to commercial and you hear

@SECNetwork cuts to commercial and you hear @ESPNDari ask the question "You think he (Saban) owns the media?" #SECMD16

— Justin Nails (@justinnails) July 13, 2016

">@ESPNDari ask the question "You think he (Saban) owns the media?" #SECMD16

— Justin Nails (@justinnails)

@SECNetwork cuts to commercial and you hear @ESPNDari ask the question "You think he (Saban) owns the media?" #SECMD16

— Justin Nails (@justinnails) July 13, 2016

">July 13, 2016

">@SECNetwork doesn't realize their still live & says "Nick Saban Owns The Media" #Whoops#SECMD16

When @SECNetwork doesn't realize their still live & says "Nick Saban Owns The Media" #Whoops#SECMD16@finebaum @johnP_hayes

— #Tribe17 (@NoleNationFSU) July 13, 2016

">@finebaum @johnP_hayes

— #Tribe17 (@NoleNationFSU)

When @SECNetwork doesn't realize their still live & says "Nick Saban Owns The Media" #Whoops#SECMD16@finebaum @johnP_hayes

— #Tribe17 (@NoleNationFSU) July 13, 2016

">July 13, 2016

">@ESPNDari owns up to it. Kudos to him. Great segment all around on reaction to Saban's presser

— Eric Bowman (@E_ROCK12) July 13, 2016

It was expected that someone in the media would ask Saban about the status of star offensive lineman Cam Robinson, who was arrested on multiple chargesthis past May. That didn't happen though.

Saban likely won't make it through the day without being asked about Robinson, but it was a bit surprising that it wasn't one of the first questions on the docket.