Outspoken WWL radio host and former New Orleans Saints quarterback Bobby Hebert can’t help himself at LSU-Alabama games.
Hebert was escorted from the LSU press box during the fourth quarter of the Tigers’ 21-17 loss to Alabama on Saturday night for cheering and causing an excessive disturbance.
Several signs around the Tiger Stadium press box and a pregame announcement reminds media members of professional journalism standards, which includes refraining from cheering.
“Several writers around him complained and said his actions were becoming a problem,” said LSU associate sports information director Bill Martin. “We warned him and asked him to calm it down multiple times. It wasn’t fair to those around him trying to work.”
Hebert, whose son T-Bob played at LSU from 2008-11, also infamously chastised LSU coach Les Miles at the news conference after January’s BCS title game.
LSU scored a go-ahead touchdown on quarterback Zach Mettenberger’s 14-yard pass to sophomore receiver Jarvis Landry moments after Hebert was booted.
Martin said LSU officials haven’t discussed whether Hebert’s second press incident at a game could affect his future credential status.
“We haven’t thought about that yet,” Martin said. “There was so much chaos at the end of the game and postgame obligations for us. It’s something we’ll sit down with, I’m sure.”
Martin said Hebert offered no resistance or rude words during his ejection or after any of the preliminary warnings.
There were a record 947 credentialed media members in the LSU press box on Saturday, part of the largest crowd in Tiger Stadium history.