ESPN reporter Dari Nowkhah apologizes for breaking tragic news to Joe Burrow on live television

ESPN reporter Dari Nowkhah has apologized after tragic news collapsed on LSU quarterback Joe Burrow following Saturday’s victory in Oklahoma’s Peach Bowl.

Carley McCord, the bride of LSU offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger, was one of five people killed in a plane crash in Lafayette, La., On Saturday.

Nowkhah asked Burrow about McCord’s death – but Burrow didn’t know it – and he was surprised by the news.

Nowkhah shared an apology on Twitter.

Obviously I feel horrible to be the one who broke the news of Carley McCord’s transition to Joe and shared my apologies and sincere condolences with LSU. (2/4)

– Dari Nowkhah (@ESPNDari) December 29, 2019

We never wanted to hurt Joe and we will learn from this mistake. My heart goes out to the McCord & Ensminger families and the entire LSU family during this extremely tragic period. I hope, like the LSU fans, he will accept this apology. (4/4)

– Dari Nowkhah (@ESPNDari) December 29, 2019

MORE: Carley McCord, daughter of Steve Ensminger of LSU, dies in plane crash

Hours before Saturday’s game, Ensminger was informed of McCord’s passing, but did not tell the team.

30-year-old television journalist and wife of Steve Ensminger Jr. traveled to Atlanta for the Tigers’ game against the Sooners.

The cause of the conflict remains unknown.

From the Associated Press:

“The lack of call logging and flight data logging in combination with fragmented and stacked debris will make it extremely difficult to find the cause of a horrific plane crash in Louisiana,” said Federal Post council officials It takes 12 to 18 months to figure out why the two Piper Cheyenne engines fell from the sky about a minute after landing at Lafayette Regional Airport on Saturday.

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