While on the Pardon My Take cast alongside Dan Katz and PFT Commenter, she confessed that she’ll make up a report when there is no news to report on, saying:
“I’ve said this before. I haven’t been fired for saying it, but I’ll say it again. I would make up the report sometimes, because A) the coach wouldn’t come out at halftime, or it was too late and I didn’t want to screw up the report.
So I was like, ‘I’m just gonna make this up,’ because first of all, no coach is gonna get mad if I say, ‘Hey, we need to stop hurting ourselves, we need to be better on third down, we need to stop turning the ball over and do a better job of getting off the field.’
They’re not gonna correct me on that. So I’m like, it’s fine, I’ll just make up the report.”
I mean, it goes without saying how wildly unethical that is…
Ol’ Charissa was willing to put her job with the biggest sports channel in the world on the line for a few podcast laughs? At a time when most of the public has a general distrust for the media, and sideline reporting seems to be, on its face, one of the most reliable… Charissa just shot that to hell.
This morning, she released a clarification of sorts, explaining that she was would never attribute anything to a player or coach, and would simply point out the obvious based on the first half of play. For example, if a team went 0-7 on 3rd down, she would say that they need to better on 3rd down in the second half.
She also said that this was early in her career, well before she became a host:
She has caught some major heat from colleagues, with many calling for her to be fired.
Nevertheless, she was back behind the desk for Thursday Night Football and social media had a FIELD DAY with it. NFL fans took Twitter by storm last night during a Thursday Night Football divisional matchup between the Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens. They went especially hard after Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow went down with a wrist injury.
The tweets were downright hilarious:
Zac Taylor says that Joe Burrow's right thumb is an amputation candidate, per Charissa Thompson