Jack Harry denies use of homophobic slur to describe the Jayhawks

Jack Harry, who is an open Mizzou fan, referred to the Kansas Jayhawks as the “Gayhawks” on 41 Action News during their Sunday night broadcast.

Harry denied the claims in a YouTube video, as well as the December 9th 10 pm news broadcast.

“During our 10 p.m. sports report last night, I was having a discussion with Frank Boal,” Harry said in his YouTube video. “We were talking about the Kansas Jayhawks, and somehow, someway, I don’t know what happened, but it got out on social media today that I used a derogatory term in talking about the Kansas Jayhawks.

“Believe me folks, that’s not what I’m all about. I’ve had my go-rounds with Jayhawk fans, but I would never say what I’m accused of. I felt compelled to get that out today.”

41 Action News responded on their Facebook page as well as on Twitter:

“While Jack Harry is opinionated, he knows the difference between legitimate sports discussion and unacceptable, uncalled for language. After speaking at length with Jack, we believe Jack when he tells us that is not what he said.

We stand by Jack and encourage him to speak his mind when it comes to sports in Kansas City and beyond.”

Video of the incident below: