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'Lesbian Lacrosse Team' Comment From Holly Robinson Peete Shocks ESPN 'First Take' Hosts (VIDEO)

07/19/2013 12:13 pm ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

In talking about the Philadelphia Eagles and college football with ESPN's "First Take," actress Holly Robinson Peete got a little off-topic.

The former "21 Jump Street" and "Hangin' With Mr. Cooper" star, who's married to ex-Eagles and USC quarterback Rodney Peete, mentioned she went to Sarah Lawrence College, which does not have big-time time sports.

"We had like a lesbian lacrosse team," she said.

Co-hosts Cari Champion and Skip Bayless appeared uncomfortable, prompting Peete to remark, "You OK, Skip?"

Champion issued an on-air apology for Peete's "inappropriate" comment. (Note that in the edited YouTube video above, the apology appears before the studio sequence with Peete.) The Huffington Post left a message with a rep listed as Peete's agent but did not receive an immediate response.

Peete became the latest celebrity to draw fire for a perceived anti-gay slur. In late June, Alec Baldwin called reporter George Clark a "toxic little queen" in a tweet after Clark wrote about the alleged tweeting activities of Baldwin's wife during James Gandolfini's funeral.

However, ESPN is no stranger to hosting controversial remarks about sexuality. In May, ESPN reporter Chris Broussard caused a firestorm when he declared that Jason Collins' homosexuality was an "open rebellion to God."

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