Cursed sideline reporter’s day from hell
Laura Rutledge had a rough outing on Saturday with two separate incidents going against the ESPN sideline reporter.
Ahead of the UMass-Georgia game in Athens, Georgia, the SEC Network reporter was dragged by the Bulldogs' mascot, Uga X, while she held his leash during a pregame segment.
"When your man spots a better sports option," Rutledge, 30, later joked of the incident on Twitter.
Rutledge may have also given an inside look at why the incident happened with a video of Uga X having a jersey put on before the game and looking unimpressed, even for a bulldog.
When your man spots a better option 😳 pic.twitter.com/zPuH46WD15— Laura Rutledge (@LauraMRutledge) November 17, 2018
But the bad day didn't end there.
As kick-off got underway, Rutledge appeared on the sideline during the game.
As she turned to camera, she couldn't see the players barrelling towards her as a tackle spilled out of bounds.
"Took an L in Athens today. So many thanks to everyone at @UGAAthletics for their help after this happened … even though I'm a Gator," she also tweeted.
Rutledge copped some flack online for not watching the play but had a the video on her side.
Fortunately for Rutledge, she received a bit of good luck Saturday with University of Florida's 63-10 victory over Idaho.
Luckily for Rutledge, she's not the only reporter who's been taken out on the sideline.
Just last month, NFL reporter Melissa Stark barely blinked after copping a football to the back of the head during a cross.
This story first appeared in the New York Post and was republished with permission.
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