When: January 2008
Network: Golf Channel
Anchor: Kelly Tilghman
Watch if here: Anchor jokes about lynching Tiger Woods
A Golf Channel anchor was suspended for two weeks in early 2008 after commenting that any young challenger seeking to take on Tiger Woods would be best to "lynch him in a back alley." Seeing how company officials said Kelly Tilghman's statement was made in jest, the accepted course of action was apparently to admonish the anchor for blatant stupidity. Perhaps there was a better choice of words...or, like, a metaphor for the situation that didn't involve killing the most powerful athlete in the world in a way popularized by racist mobs.