Charissa Thompson has addressed her revelation that she would makeup reports when she worked as an NFL sideline reporter.
The Fox Sports host, who also hosts “Thursday Night Football” on Prime Video, took to her Instagram Story for an explanation behind her comments — which she made during a recent appearance on Barstool Sports’ “Pardon My Take” podcast.
“Ok, let’s address the elephant in the room,” Thompson wrote. “I have a responsibility to myself and my employers to clarify what is being reported. When on a podcast this week, I said I would make up reports early in my career when I worked as a sideline reporter before I transitioned to my current host role.
“Working in media I understand how important words are and I chose the wrong words to describe the situation. I’m sorry. I have never lied about anything or been unethical during my time as a sports broadcaster.”
Thompson, who has received criticism from across the media industry, expressed her respect for sideline reporters.
A spokesperson for Amazon’s NFL on Prime Video, as well as Fox Sports declined to comment on the subject, according to The Athletic.