SEC Network analyst Dari Nowkhah sent out the following apology to Joe Burrow and the LSU family for being the first one to tell Burrow on live television about the tragic death of Steve Ensminger's daughter-in-law, Carley McCord.

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Guy meant no harm. Death and tragedy are just tough things to deal with. Your heart goes out to the families involved.
Reply22 months
Honestly, I’ve never liked Dari... BUT.... I have to say I actually have gained some respect for him after this. We all screw up, and a lot of reporters would have tried to justify the question instead of owning the mistake and asking forgiveness. I HONESTLY BELIEVE he had NO intention of doing what he did. You could see it on his face and in his tone when he realized the mistake. Kudos to Dari for recognizing and trying to make it right. I like him a little better now.
Reply22 months
Some folks on this board just can’t wait to grab someone’s jugular and pull it loose. Nuance be damned. Dari was obviously distressed and embarrassed, and Ive gained respect for the man. It isn’t up to any of us t accept or reject it. I feel pretty confident that the folks in the know are good with Dari.
Reply22 months
you did nothing wrong.
Reply22 months
Kick'em when they're up - Kick'em when they're down Kick'em when they're - Kick'em when the're down Kick'em when the're up - Kick'em when the're down Kick'em all redound
Reply22 months
Dari apologized immediately.
Reply22 months
Not sure why some posters are apologizing for this douche. The line of questioning was unnecessary, unethical and disrespectful. Frick this guy again for shining a light on the tragedy just to save face and even before her funeral.
Reply22 months
I saw the clip and couldn’t disagree more.
22 months
You’re an idiot.
22 months
Class act Dari, you’re forgiven my friend! From this LSU fan.
Reply22 months
You could see the remorse on his face the moment he realized. It was an error. One he'll never make again. His reaction indicates he's a good man who simply made a mistake.
Reply22 months
I watched the short clip of the question and it really looked like this guy, Tebow and the others felt like turds when they realized JB wasn't BS'ing them and he really didn't know.
Reply22 months
The guy is a Reporter, its his job and he just simply made a mistake asking Joe when he Didn't already know. He seems very apologetic, so no clue why anyone wouldn’t accept his apologies and just move on?
Reply22 months
The question was unnecessary and crass. Why bring it up? I didn't see the interview, but I can imagine the gist of the question "So, how do you feel about it? Bad?"
Reply22 months
You didn't even see the interview yet you feel the need to voice your assumptions?
22 months
Did Dari bring up the tragedy to get a reaction? He is a reporter doing what reporters do. Pretty shitty stuff.
22 months
Did he bring up the tragedy to get a reaction? He's a sports reporter, doing sports reporters do, but still shitty stuff.
22 months
I think it it wasn't necessarily him that wanted to ask that I think it was the producers pushing him to ask that question...U can see him looking back quite a bit in all the interviews especially right b4 he ask that question
Reply22 months
I think it shows class to own up and apologize. However, he should not have asked anything about that in the postgame
Reply22 months
Just another media idiot unconscionably trying to capitalize on a tragic event. He’s a POS.
Reply22 months
Your comment says far more about you than it does about Dari.
22 months
If you go back and look at the video, Dari looks around, down, and briefly nods ... I think a producer promoted him to ask the question which is why he repeatedly said “we” in his apology. I respect Dari for the apology and taking the bullet for the producer as well. Class act from a really good guy.
22 months
This is perfectly appropriate, and Dari is a class act for recognizing the error and apologizing for it. I would have assumed that the entire team was aware of the tragedy, as Dari and his team did, but he immediately apologized. It takes a big person to admit to a mistake and work to correct the damage.
Reply22 months
If anyone knows Dari's story losing his own child years ago, you'll know he feels awful. He does not take death of a loved one lightly and would have never done it just to get the answer first.
Reply22 months
I’ve always liked Dari. I like him even more now. He is class. I’m sure it was an accident.
Reply22 months
Everyone, including every player I saw interviewed, knew about the tragedy. I accept the apology.
Reply22 months
If you look at all the post game interviews, every player knew about the tragedy pregame except Joe. Perhaps he was in game plan mode with Joe Brady.
22 months
I do honestly believe once Joe was “locked in a loaded” teammates don’t just walk up to him and tell him something disheartening like that pregame or during the game for that matter. If you do you may get an arse whipping by the rest of the team.
22 months
Class
Reply22 months
Twitter apologies scream class....
22 months
And if he didn’t make an open apology on social media, he would be crucified. I don’t have a problem with it. Kudos to Dari for the apology.
22 months
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