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LGBT advocacy site calls for sports talk hosts' suspension

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USA TODAY Sports
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December 11, 2012
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A gay rights website is calling for the suspension of two sports talk radio hosts for what it says were "disgusting" comments. Outsports.com, which says its "mission is to build the broadest, deepest, most informative and most entertaining gay sports community," says that Washington, D.C., area radio hosts Andy Pollin and Steve Czaban should be suspended for on-air remarks made in discussing this USA TODAY Sports Media story about Gabrielle Ludwig, 50, a transgender playing basketball on a women's junior college team. The hosts, on an ESPN affiliate, issued a short apology Monday for remarks that included Czaban saying "whatever you've got to do to scratch that inner itch and quell those inner demons, that's fine. But don't go playing sports then. (And don't say) I've got the rights of everyone else." The pair remain on-air, but the site argues they should be suspended because "these are disgusting remarks ... meant to demean another human being who has broken no laws and no rules."