Charissa Thompson is reacting to the debate stimulated by her look on a podcast today.
In an Instagram story, Thompson stated she required to “attend to the elephant in the space” which she has “an obligation to myself and my companies to clarify what is being reported.”
Thompson’s discuss the Pardon My Take podcast went viral, and triggered reaction from other sports reporters.
“I’ve stated this in the past, so I have not been fired for stating it, however I’ll state it once again. I would comprise the report in some cases,” Thompson stated on the podcast, including that on celebration “the coach would not come out at halftime, or it was far too late and … I didn’t wish to mess up the report, so I resembled, ‘I’m simply going to make this up.'”
In her Instagram post Friday, Thompson stated that “operating in media I comprehend how crucial words are and I selected the incorrect words to explain the circumstance. I’m sorry. I have actually never ever lied about anything or been dishonest throughout my time as a sports broadcaster.”
She included that if a coach did not offer any information, Thompson would utilize details she had actually collected and saw throughout the very first half to develop her report. “For example if a group was 0 for 7 on 3rd down, that would plainly be a location they required to enhance on in the 2nd half. In these circumstances I never ever associated anything I stated to a gamer or a coach.”
Her remarks drew a sharp rebuke from existing and previous NFL sideline press reporters, with CBS’ Tracy Wolfson stating that “this is never ok, not the standard and disturbing on numerous levels,” and previous NBC Sports sideline press reporter stating“Charissa is a great individual, however this is expert scams. If a coach will not speak to you at halftime, you state that. And if there is no report, then you simply do not submit a report at half time. It’s quite easy. journalistic stability is vital.”
“Shocked. Disappointed. Revolted,” included ESPN’s Lisa Salters. “What we heard today called all sideline press reporters into concern. My task is an honor, an advantage, and a craft at which I have actually worked so hard.”
“I have absolutely nothing however regard for sideline press reporters and for the vigorous work they put in behind the scenes and on the field,” Thompson composed Friday. “I am just pleased and humbled to work along with a few of the very best in business and call them a few of my friends.”
Thompson no longer works as a sideline press reporter, however she hosts the Fox NFL pregame program, and likewise acts as the lead studio host for Amazon‘s protection of Thursday Night Football