My only explanation for this tweet is that ESPN must be a much worse place to remain employed than we all would have presumed, because Brent McMurphy just actively tried to get fired in front of the entire internet. Seriously, I write about 3-4 shockingly misguided, outwardly offensive tweets a week, but this one - from some seemingly straightlaced, relative unknown football insider - just made those tweets look as harmless as an unnecessary weather update. I can't even begin to fathom how he thought making a joke about the following video of Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon winding up and sucker punching a girl directly in the face as hard as he could before bolting like a complete coward - mere hours after it was released - was anywhere close to being appropriate...
That's why I won't. I am just going to believe that he had an ulterior motive. Now that I think about it, saying something that insanely stupid about such a sensitive subject is sure to cause just enough controversy to become a positive sticking point when he interviews for FS1. Hey, their ratings stink and any publicity is good publicity. Congrats on the potential new gig Brent, because I'd be absolutely flabbergasted if you had a job at the Worldwide Leader come tomorrow morning. ESPN trying to explain to the world why they kept the mediocre talent that thought the violent abuse of a defenseless woman was a laughing matter would be like one step below Oklahoma trying to explain why this punk received a free education to play football for an entire year after they their higher-ups had possession of this appalling video. Unfortunately for Brent, the former doesn't have to rationalize anything because the culprit is far more replaceable.
P.S. Sounds a lot like a "context" excuse, except like....a lot less believable...