It’s not uncommon for local media members who make a living covering teams to have grown up cheering for them. But they’re expected to walk a fine line between objective reporting and maintaining that fandom.
That professional decorum doesn’t register with former NFL quarterback Bobby Hebert. And it got the best of him on Saturday night during the Alabama-LSU game.
Hebert, a radio host for WWL-AM 870 in New Orleans, was escorted from the Tiger Stadium press box during the third quarter of the game after he repeatedly ignored warnings not to cheer for the Tigers. This isn’t the first time emotions have gotten the best of Hebert. After last January’s BCS title game in which LSU lost to Alabama 21-0, Hebert grilled head coach Les Miles for the team’s lack of offense.
A Louisiana native who played college ball at Northwestern State in Natchitoches and spent eight seasons with the Saints, Hebert is also the father of former LSU offensive lineman T-Bob Hebert.
He might be best off doing his “reporting” from somewhere outside the Tiger Stadium press box from now on lest he wants his bias to get the best of him again.