LSU’s success on the football field wins a lot of exposure for Louisiana’s flagship school, and that’s usually a good thing.

But at Saturday’s game against Mississippi State, LSU got a little too much exposure. The Tigers’ star, Joe Burrow, was dragged to the ground by his breeches during the game’s third quarter, and fans in Starkville got to see a little more of the quarterback than they needed.

Burrow took the wardrobe malfunction in stride, and managed to crack a joke about it. Good for him.

But it’s hard to understand why CBS sports felt it necessary to show two replays of the incident.


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And it seems doubtful the network would have taken that approach if the same thing had happened to a woman athlete.

CBS has played a constructive role in covering LSU sports and helping Louisiana tell its story through athletics.

But in this case, the network owes Burrow, and LSU, an apology.