Pat McAfee Calls WNBA’s Caitlin Clark ‘White Bitch’ in ESPN Rant — Watch

Pat McAfee used some choice language to describe Indiana Fever rookie Caitlin Clark in Monday’s installment of The Pat McAfee Show, referring to her as “one white bitch for the Indiana team who is a superstar.”

Coming off of a weekend that saw Chicago Sky veteran Chennedy Carter hip-check Clark to the ground, McAfee began his show by discussing in-game rivalries before segueing to the “evolution of success and popularity in the WNBA” thanks to a rookie class bolstered by Angel Reese, Cameron Brink, Kamilla Cardoso and, of course, Clark.

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He then took umbrage with the media’s overhyping of this year’s rookies, stating that while he doesn’t know if Clark is “the goat,” the WNBA “currently has what we like to describe as a cash cow.”

“I would like the media people that continue to say, ‘this rookie class, this rookie class, this rookie class,’ nah, just call it for what it is,” he said. “There’s one white bitch for the Indiana team who is a superstar, and is it because she stayed in Iowa and put an entire state on her back and took a program from nothing to a multiple-year success story? Is it because she would go on to break the entire points records in the history of the NCAA? Not just the women’s record by Kelsey Plum, but also ‘Pistol’ Pete Maravich’s dude’s record as well. Is there a chance that people just enjoy watching her play basketball because of how electrifying she is, what she did, what she stood for, how she went about going what she went for? Maybe.

“But instead, we have to hear people say that we all like her because she’s white and she’s only popular because the rest of the rookie class is doing what they’re doing. Well, that’s a bunch of bulls—t and we think that WNBA — most specifically, their refs — need to stop trying to screw her over at every single turn. What you have is somebody special and we’re lucky she’s here in Indiana.”

Watch McAfee’s controversial rant below:

McAfee later apologized for his word choice. “I shouldn’t have used ‘white bitch’ as a descriptor of Caitlin Clark,” he posted on X. “No matter the context… even if we’re talking about race being a reason for some of the stuff happening… I have way too much respect for her and women to put that into the universe. My intentions when saying it were complimentary just like the entire segment, but a lot of folks are saying that it certainly wasn’t at all. That’s 100% on me and for that I apologize… I have sent an apology to Caitlin as well. Everything else I said… still alllllll facts.”

McAfee is a former professional football player who played for the Indianapolis Colts from 2009-2016. After retiring, he made his first WWE appearance in 2018, interfering in Adam Cole’s match against Aleister Blac during an NXT show in Indianapolis. In addition to his ESPN show, McAfee is currently a color commentator on WWE RAW‘s announce team alongside Michael Cole.

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