On Wednesday, ESPN 700's Bill Riley and Hans Olsen forgot one of the first rules of broadcasting -- treat every microphone as if it's live.
The pair apologized on the air Thursday for making jokes about Native Americans that — well, the most polite way to interpret them is, um, racially insensitive.
"We made the on-air apology," Riley said. "We believed our mics were off. The producer at the studio didn't turn the mics off. And some joking comments got caught on the air that we clearly inappropriate."On Wednesday, during what was supposed to be a commercial break, listeners heard an exchange between the hosts of "The Bill & Hans Show," who were in Las Vegas for the Pac-12 men's basketball tournament, Olsen said he had $1,500 in his pocket, and he intended to hit the casinos and gamble.