- Thompson now hosts ‘Fox NFL Kickoff’ and Amazon’s ‘Thursday Night Football’
- She made the revelation while appearing on Barstool Sports’ ‘Pardon My Take’
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Fox Sports’ Charissa Thompson has bizarrely admitted to having made up stuff as an NFL sideline reporter, even though she now no longer works in the role.
The host for ‘Fox NFL Kickoff’ and Amazon’s coverage for ‘Thursday Night Football’ made the revelation this week while appearing on Barstool Sports’ ‘Pardon My Take’ podcast.
‘I’ve said this before so I haven’t been fired for saying it, so I’ll say it again… I would make up the report sometimes because a) the coach wouldn’t come out at halftime, or it was too late, and I didn’t want to screw up the report, so I was like ”I’m just gonna make this up,”’ Thompson said.
‘Because first of all, no coach is going to get mad if I say, ”Hey we need to stop hurting ourselves, we needed to be better on third down.”’
Barstools’ Dan Katz chipped in: ‘We need to pressure the quarterback.’
Charissa Thompson admits to have ‘made up’ NFL sideline reports about what coaches told her
‘Yeah exactly,’ said Thompson in response.
‘And do a better job of getting off the field. They’re not gonna correct me on that. I’m like ”it’s fine I’ll just make up the report.’
PFT commenter, the podcast’s other co-host, joked about a potential scenario in which Thompson would get caught in the act of making up a sideline report.
‘It would be very funny if you were like, ”So I just spoke with Arthur Smith at halftime and he said Bijan Robinson blew smoke in his face, and that’s why he ‘s not getting the ball,’ he said.
Thompson will host the first-ever NFL Black Friday game for free on Amazon Prime on Nov. 24
Later this month, Thompson will host the first-ever NFL Black Friday game for free on Prime Video on November 24.
A paid Amazon Prime membership will not be required to watch the game, as it was on Thursday nights in 20022 as Amazon took over the Thursday night NFL package.
The Black Friday coverage will also include Al Michaels and Kirk Herbstreit, as both are expected to call the game, while Kaylee Hartung will be reporting from the sideline.