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ESPN host apologizes for Kinky Friedman’s ‘homosexuality’ comment about Gov. Chris Christie, Jerry Jones

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(CNN) — An ESPN host apologized Wednesday after one of its guests, Texas country singer and author Kinky Friedman, said Gov. Chris Christie and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones are probably “the most important, latent homosexual relationship since Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.”

Bob Ley, host of “Outside the Lines,” quickly jumped in: “You don’t really mean that, obviously.”

“They both desperately want to be loved,” Friedman, who was smoking a cigar throughout the interview, replied. “Being in the owner’s box is not the way.”

The comedian’s comments came in a segment about the New Jersey governor’s out-of-state adoration of the Dallas team, a loyalty he’s had since he was a kid and watched Roger Staubach as then-quarterback in the 1970s.

Christie, who’s attended several Cowboys games already this season, was invited free of charge by Jones to sit in the owner’s box for the game against the Detroit Lions this past Sunday, bringing renewed attention to Christie’s Cowboys allegiance.

Friedman, who’s also known for his longshot, quirky campaigns for statewide offices in Texas, later argued that Christie is an “anti-Texas, thin-sock wearing son-of-a-b****” and a “yankee.”

That’s when Ley cut him off.

“Ok, thank you, Kinky. Thank you,” he said, adding that “we’d also like to apologize for the earlier comment by Friedman.”

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