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Britt McHenry Back at ESPN After Her Viral Towing Rant

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By    |   Friday, 24 Apr 2015 06:52 AM

Britt McHenry will be back in front of ESPN's cameras this weekend after being suspended for her "mean girl" rant at a towing company that was caught on video and went viral.

The sports network told Sports Illustrated that McHenry will have a full plate of assignments this weekend, but didn't specify what events she would be covering. ESPN senior coordinating producer Seth Markman told the sports magazine he wouldn't be surprised if McHenry faced negative reaction from fans.

"My head hasn't been buried in the sand," Markman told Sports Illustrated. "I've read a lot on this, and more than anything, she knows she made a mistake. She's owned up to it. I think she is just really anxious to get back to work."

"We had a conversation where we both talked about that it would take time and it will be hard. She knows that, and especially at the beginning. She realizes she will have to do her job really well and hopefully win back some of the trust of our viewers," said Markman. "We expect that from her, and I expect that from her. She did a great job for us on the NFL last year in some difficult situations and I have seen nothing that doesn't make me think she will rebound from this. But she knows the first couple of assignments out of the box will not be easy."

A clip of McHenry's encounter with the towing lot attendant was posted on LiveLeak earlier this month, where the angry ESPN reporter talks about the staffer's looks, education and economic status.



"Do you feel good about your job?" McHenry could be heard saying in the video which Us Weekly said was edited. "So I could be a college dropout and do the same thing? Why, 'cause I have a brain and you don't."

McHenry later apologized for her words on Twitter.

"In an intense and stressful moment, I allowed my emotions to get the best of me and said some insulting and regrettable things," McHenry said in the post. "As frustrated as I was, I should always choose to be respectful and take the high road. I am so sorry for my actions and will learn from this mistake."

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