NC State Broadcaster Hahn Reinstated After 'Illegal Aliens' Comments | Athletic Business

NC State Broadcaster Hahn Reinstated After 'Illegal Aliens' Comments

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North Carolina State broadcaster Gary Hahn will be reinstated after being suspended for making an insensitive remark about "illegal aliens" during the team's 16-21 loss to Maryland in the Duke's Mayo Bowl. 

While providing a scoring update on the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas, Hahn remarked, "Amongst all the illegal aliens down in El Paso, it's UCLA 14, Pittsburgh 6," Hahn said. "That's with 11:15 to go in the second quarter."

Immediately following the game, Wolfpack Sports Properties general manager Kyle Winchester announced that Hahn would be suspended indefinitely for his remarks. But on Wednesday, Learfield announced that Hahn would be reinstated. 

Hahn, who has been calling Wolfpack sports for over three decades, will now resume his duties calling NC State basketball games. 

According to CBS Sports, the Sun Bowl fan fest was canceled last week because the city of El Paso is using its convention center to house around 1,000 immigrants. El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser declared a state of emergency earlier this month, and the convention center was converted into a shelter for immigrants released by federal immigration officials with unusually cold weather bearing down on the region.

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