Former Falcons QB ejected from press box

Former Falcons quarterback Bobby Hebert was ejected from the LSU press box Saturday night during LSU’s 21-17 loss to Alabama in Baton Rouge.

LSU officials confirmed Hebert was escorted out by police during the fourth quarter after ignoring warnings not to cheer or disturb sports writers and other media covering the game. Press box etiquette does not allow members of the media to cheer for teams. Rules are posted in most press boxes.

Bobby Hebert (left, with coach June Jones) played four seasons for the Falcons.

Bobby Hebert (left, with coach June Jones) played four seasons for the Falcons.

“He was disturbing other media members who were trying to do their jobs and he was warned twice,” LSU associate sports information director Bill Martin told the The Times-Picayune of New Orleans. “We had complaints from several people in the press box.”

Hebert, who played four season for the Falcons, is a sports radio host in Louisiana, broadcasting from outside Tiger Stadium prior to home games. His son, T-Bob Hebert, played at LSU, graduating after the 2011 season.

Hebert signed with the Falcons in 1993 and was picked for the Pro Bowl that season. He played for the Falcons for three more seasons before retiring in 1996. He started 41 games for the Falcons and also played seven season for the Saints.

Hebert was born in Cut Off, Louisiana and played at Northwestern State Louisiana.

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goldwreck

November 4th, 2012
6:02 pm

Classless.I don’t think this is the first time.

Jamaaliver

November 4th, 2012
6:10 pm

Not sure if classless is the right word. More like inappropriate or tacky. Cheering at a football game…not exactly a huge faux pas.

Bama Bill

November 4th, 2012
6:30 pm

Anyone previlege enough to have access to the “press box” understands the rules and protocals – follow them are get the boot – pretty simple for an adult to understand !

Frank Castellana

November 4th, 2012
6:31 pm

Just Bobby beeing Bobby……. You either love him or hate him… I choose to love him…

Foxhunter

November 4th, 2012
6:45 pm

Love him all you want to Frank. He job in the press box is to be a sports journalist, not an obnoxious j@ck@ss. And I do like him, but his behavior is getting a bit boorish.

morn

November 4th, 2012
6:48 pm

BS Patrol

November 4th, 2012
6:52 pm

Munson made a living doing the same thing.

PussNBoots

November 4th, 2012
6:58 pm

That last ‘ROLL TIDE” got him.

79

November 4th, 2012
7:00 pm

Hebert loves LSU. He does not love Les Miles..to put it mildly. I suspect that Bobby was “questioning” the fake punt on 4th and 12, the onside kick, etc……Bobby played QB 10 years in NFL….he knows a little football…..is there any coach in the country that would have lost that game but Les? Hint….answer starts with an “N”……second letter sounds like “Oh…”

Been there

November 4th, 2012
7:02 pm

If you are in the main press box, those rules are place to allow the media to do their work. Either follow the rules or get removed. Radio stations have their own private boxes to allow the “homers” like Munson to do their thing without bothering anyone else.

82Dawg

November 4th, 2012
7:10 pm

BS you are full of BS…Munson was the play by play announcer. So he was allowed to get loud…Hebert wasn’t.

82Dawg

November 4th, 2012
7:13 pm

@Been There…aren’t most play by play announcers “homers”??? Except for the national guys and they are in their own boxes…

Grace

November 4th, 2012
7:28 pm

it is what it is

November 4th, 2012
7:44 pm

never will forget how Linda Cohn of ESPN pronounced his name Bobby He (as in he-she) bert (as in Burt Reynolds_…..God how ignorant

Dr. Warren

November 4th, 2012
7:45 pm

He named his son “T-Bob.” What other kind of behavior would you expect?

okeefe

November 4th, 2012
7:47 pm

Was she more ignorant than Bobby?

bamaguy

November 4th, 2012
8:00 pm

I generally appreciate sports journalists who “rattle cages” rather than try to befriend coaches to get interviews. But I don’t see how that is related to inappropriate behavior in the press box. He could have sat outside with the drunk cajuns if he wanted to cheer for his team.

Habersham Dawg

November 4th, 2012
8:53 pm

bamaguy, thank you for proof-reading your response. Just wish Bama Bill had done so.

biscuit

November 4th, 2012
8:58 pm

Don Rickles

November 4th, 2012
9:08 pm

Hebert has a history of cheering from the press box.

coach joe

November 4th, 2012
9:08 pm

We love Bobby here in New Orleans. He rips the Saints and they need to be ripped… Wish Bounty Gate and Vilma would go away…

Hetch Hetchy

November 4th, 2012
9:17 pm

here’s my chance to pile on Hebert with a first hand experience with him being rude…… I’ll pass

JOPA

November 4th, 2012
10:01 pm

TOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!

clem

November 4th, 2012
10:03 pm

paraphrasing dean wormer….drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

sldkfjslk

November 4th, 2012
10:35 pm

It’s a press box not an ER. They used to drink, cuss and smoke and bang away at their little typewriters. Let the cajun rage!

D-bag

November 4th, 2012
10:37 pm

Seriously. So it’s ok for Bobby to be Bobby but its not ok for anyone else to do it. Why does this guy think he’s entitled to an ass? Because he’s a drunk classless Cajun? I wish he would just go away.

Joe Schlobotnik

November 4th, 2012
10:38 pm

Former Saints QB Bobby Hebert reads better ;@)

I'm guessing he was

November 4th, 2012
10:42 pm

Another 15 minutes of fame

November 4th, 2012
10:45 pm

Since his stupid rant at the BCS game is yesterday’s news.

jj

November 4th, 2012
10:48 pm

Yeah, Munson didn’t sit in the press box. he sat in the radio announcer’s booth. Big difference.

jay

November 4th, 2012
10:53 pm

never will forget how Linda Cohn of ESPN pronounced his name Bobby He (as in he-she) bert (as in Burt Reynolds_…..God how ignorant

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@ it is what it is: That wouldn’t be Linda Cohn’s fault. That would be the people who wrote the script for the broadcast’s fault. When a person has an unusual sounding name, the pronouncation of the person’s name is written into the script instead of the name.

ex: (HAY-bare) instead of Herbert.

jay

November 4th, 2012
10:54 pm

I’m more concerned that this dude name his son T-Bob. Oh wait he is from Cut Off, Louisiana.

Bitter drunk cajun

November 4th, 2012
10:55 pm

So————ole school—-friggen haters

Vampire Bill

November 4th, 2012
11:08 pm

Dr Warren got it right.. LOL T-Bob

Ted Striker

November 4th, 2012
11:32 pm

Always liked Hebert as a player. However this latest development is no shock. His behavior at the post-BCS media conference was unprofessional and so is this.

A little knowledge

November 4th, 2012
11:34 pm

In South Louisisana culture, Cajun culture to be precise, “T” means junior. So Bobby’s son is Bobby Jr., or T-Bob.

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MaconDawg

November 5th, 2012
1:30 am

If Herbert was working the game in the LSU booth he should be a homer but he was in the press box. Sure Munson was a homer just as is every other radio man hired by respective universities. Eli Gold is a homer for Bama (and should be). Gold is announcing for the BAMA radio network just as Munson was for the Georgia radio network. Every teams, college and pro, radio announcers are homers and that is why their fans tune in to listen. Hebert was in the media booth and not in the LSU broadcast booth. If Jesse Palmer were to call a Florida game for ESPN, then he should be unbiased but if he was doing the Florida radio broadcast, then have at it.

Frenchy McSwain

November 5th, 2012
1:41 am

Actually, the “H” is silent in French, as is the ending “t,” so “Hebert” is pronounced “A-bear.” French Canadians shout that when in the woods hunting, after grizzlies are spotted. Bob-eh A-bear used to do the Saints radio broadcasts (does he not still?), and the Saints play in Loo-eez-e-an-a (where LSU is). He might have played for the Falcons for four seasons (and he played well for a mostly losing team), but he is better known as the quarterback for Jim E. Mora’s Saints teams, 1986-1992.

Bama

November 5th, 2012
1:55 am

Coon Asses lost, Roll Tide

birdofafeather

November 5th, 2012
2:15 am

man can you believe it, would you want to punch him like this guy got punched in a music video. too funny to pass up and not watch.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCGLBqCegEA

J-dawg

November 5th, 2012
3:01 am

Who cares. LSU’s season is now over.

Paddy

November 5th, 2012
3:48 am

Frank……..that was kind of stupid You know little about sports to make that comment.

bill

November 5th, 2012
5:41 am

As somebody mentioned “T” is like junior. It’s short for the french word petit, as in petite, or little. So t-Bob is basically little-Bob.

clint

November 5th, 2012
5:48 am

It is the sportswriters who are the jackasses. Heaven forbid anyone cheer at a football game.

DBAU81

November 5th, 2012
7:41 am

Who dat say no cheerin in dat press box?

jarvis

November 5th, 2012
7:58 am

@clint, you seem really smart.

Samuel

November 5th, 2012
8:05 am

He just can’t be objective and to take it to heart, is a bad thing.

kingdaddy

November 5th, 2012
8:19 am

It’s only Bobby being Bobby. Hasn’t had this much press in a while. Bunch of Media snobs…

kingdaddy

November 5th, 2012
8:25 am

Bobby was a colorful guy. I should say is a colorful guy. He has a responsibility to follow the rules just like everybody else. Glad he’s getting all this free press. Loved his game and heart…