Herbstreit accused Burt of faking an injury during the Bears’ game against Oklahoma on Saturday. Burt appeared to lay down on the field to slow down the Sooners’ offense, but the senior actually sustained an ankle injury. Video showed a teammate told Burt to go down so he could be looked at by trainers.
Sunday, Burt said he would never fake an injury.
Herbstreit apologized in a series of tweets.
Fight through an ankle injury he sustained on a precious KO. He kept playing until finally a teammate forced him to sit down to get him out.— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) November 15, 2015
I saw what I saw at the time and didn't realize he had tweaked it earlier. I take full responsibility and apologize sincerely to Terrell.— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) November 15, 2015