According to TMZ, FOX NFL analyst Terry Bradshaw is “really upset” because he’s being accused of racism.
The accusations come in light of him comparing a Reggie Bush touchdown run on Sunday to someone chasing a “bucket of chicken.” However, Bradshaw tells TMZ there’s a simple explanation — that his co-analyst-host, Jimmy Johnson, is a fiend for chicken!
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According to TMZ, Bradshaw said he was unaware there was any controversy until friends started calling him this morning.
Bradshaw explained that it’s a Sunday tradition for JJ to order a bucket of KFC after they wrap the pregame show — and yesterday was no exception. Bradshaw says Johnson “won’t share it with anybody.”
Johnson backed up the bucket tale, saying, “Every Sunday I get four pieces of fried chicken, dark meat, and I eat it right there on the set.”
Bradshaw added that yesterday’s chicken comment was an innocent shot at one of his co-stars.
He adds, “I’m having a hard time with this … because that’s not me. I never put those two things together because I don’t think like that.”
“I understand why people are upset because they don’t know the inside story,” he says.