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Sportscaster Packer Slurs Gays

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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HOMPHOBIC SLUR Skip through Gonzales to hear Packer's comment at 35:30

Lead CBS college basketball announcer and noted curmudgeon Billy Packer doesn't exactly endear himself to viewers with his holier-than-thou announcing style. He certainly didn't do himself any favors after dropping an anti-gay slur on Friday's edition of The Charlie Rose Show. The slip-up came at the end of Rose's video interview with Packer, who was in Atlanta for the men's Final Four. "You always fag out on that one for me, you know," Packer told Rose after the host joked that he'd jump on a plane to be a runner for Packer.

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