Nightly News   |  May 30, 2013

OSU President apologizes for controversial comments

E. Gordon Gee, the president of Ohio State University, said he made a poor attempt at humor when suggesting Catholics can’t be trusted on a Thursday or Friday. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> his name is e. gordon gee . he's the popular, outspoken president of ohio state university . he's getting himself out of some hot water tonight for what he said about negotiating with notre dame over joining the college football big ten. the a.p. quoted him as saying, "the fathers are holy on sunday and they are holy hell on the rest of the weeng. you just can't trust those damn catholics on a thursday or a friday." gordon gee said he was deeply sorry for what he called his poor attempt at humor.