NBC broadcaster Cris Collinsworth apologized on-air Sunday after misspeaking about Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott’s late mother.
Collinsworth said during the second quarter of the Cowboys-Vikings game that Prescott bought a house for his mother, Peggy, who died of colon cancer at the age of 52 in 2013.
“He got his mom a house,” Collinsworth said while talking about the quarterback’s pending contract situation. “He’s happy. He said his sponsorships pay for a few other things.”
Collinsworth corrected himself in the third quarter, and delivered a heartfelt apology to Prescott.
“We’ve talked about her many, many times,” Collinsworth said. “She passed away in 2013 and he [Prescott] told us this week all he ever wanted to do was just take care of her and buy her a house. Apparently I said that in some very mangled way and I apologize for that, but the relationship is so special I would never, ever want to do anything to get that twisted around.”
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