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Sports radio host apologizes for 'stupid' comments

February 9th, 2012 4:33 am by Staff Report


SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego sports radio host said Wednesday he made "stupid" comments about a female broadcaster on his show last month and wants to apologize to her because it's the right thing to do.


"I made a mistake. I screwed up. I lost my job. I humiliated my family. I've got to take responsibility. I've got to accept the consequences," Scott Kaplan said Wednesday, according to U-T San Diego (http://bit.ly/A3aZTC ).


Kaplan was fired Monday after calling Mountain West TV network broadcaster Andrea Lloyd "a monster," a "beast" and "an animal" in his Jan. 25 broadcast on XX Sports Radio.


"I'm a moron sometimes. It's part of my character, and like an idiot, I said a bunch of stupid stuff about her, and when you pull it out and you put it in print, boy it looks really mean-spirited," said Kaplan, adding that it wasn't meant to be.


He said his comments came in a segment discussing the quality of the network that televises games for San Diego State.


Kaplan says he has tried to reach out to Lloyd to apologize, but has been unable to reach her. Lloyd declined comment to the U-T through a spokesman.


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Information from: U-T San Diego, http://www.utsandiego.com

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