ESPN’s Troy Aikman admitted his ‘take the dresses off’ comment on ‘MNF’ was ‘dumb’

Troy Aikman

Troy Aikman mentioned the NFL must “take the dresses off” throughout the Chiefs’ win over the Raiders on Monday night time, one thing he mentioned Thursday was “dumb.” (Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

ESPN “Monday Night Football” analyst Troy Aikman mentioned Thursday that he shouldn’t have made the misogynistic comment that he did throughout the Kansas City Chiefs’ win over the Las Vegas Raiders previous this week.

Aikman, who mentioned the NFL must “take the dresses off” after a arguable roughing the passer penalty in the first part, admitted on 1310 The Ticket in Dallas that the comment was “dumb.”

“Yeah, I mean, my comments were dumb. Just shouldn’t have made them, just dumb remarks on my part,” Aikman mentioned on the radio, by means of The Dallas Morning News.

Aikman, simply earlier than halftime of the Chiefs’ 30-29 win over the Raiders, took factor with a roughing the passer penalty in opposition to Kansas City defensive lineman Chris Jones. He was a ways from by myself in his grievance of the penalty, which negated a turnover and despatched fanatics at Arrowhead Stadium right into a frenzy.

Yet proper earlier than play resumed, Aikman made a sexist comment when relating to the penalty.

“I hope that the competition committee looks at this during the set of meetings and we take the dresses off,” he mentioned on the broadcast.

That sexist trope has drawn a lot of backlash since. As there are many alternative ways the Hall of Famer may have made his level, it’s simple to know why.

Aikman, who’s in his first season with ESPN after transferring from Fox with Joe Buck for “Monday Night Football,” persisted on the radio on Thursday about the penalty itself — which was in reality one among two observed closing weekend.

The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback insisted that whilst he nonetheless desires quarterbacks secure in the sport, it nonetheless has to make sense.

“But the other part of … what came from that, what I said was that it implied that I’m not in favor of protecting the quarterbacks, which could not be further from the truth,” Aikman mentioned on the radio, by means of The Dallas Morning News. “I’m totally in favor of the protection that the quarterbacks are afforded, and all players for that matter. But there’s no question there has been over-enforcement of the protection for quarterbacks … It’s a thankless job that [officials are] in, and I don’t fault the officials so much.

“I do think we’re, as I said, I think we’re over-officiating it. But these are the rules. I mean, as the rule reads and if you watch that in real time, it would be hard to look at that play with Chris Jones in our game and not feel like he landed on the quarterback with his body weight, you know? I would imagine that there’s been enough outcry about it that I would think that the powers that be will take a hard look at it this offseason, and see if maybe they can correct it.”

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