Joe Namath apologized to ESPN sideline reporter Suzy Kolber
for twice saying he wanted to kiss her during a nationally televised interview
Saturday night. "Joe apologized, I accepted, it's over," Kolber said yesterday
after speaking by telephone with the Hall of Fame quarterback.
Namath, 60, was honored with other members of the Jets' 40th anniversary
team Saturday night when the Jets played the New England Patriots. The team
honored the players with a pregame reception and halftime ceremony. In an
interview with Kolber during the second quarter, Namath discussed Chad
Pennington's ability to lead the Jets to a Super Bowl title and spoke about the
team's struggles this season, before twice telling Kolber, "I want to kiss
you." ESPN producers cut the interview short because of Namath's strange
Namath was hired this season to serve as goodwill ambassador for the team
he famously led to its only Super Bowl championship in 1969.