NC State radio voice Gary Hahn suspended after 'illegal aliens' reference

December 30, 2022, 7:19 PM

NC State radio broadcaster Gary Hahn was suspended indefinitely after referring to "illegal aliens" in El Paso, Texas, during the  Wolfpack's 16-12 loss to  Maryland in the Duke's Mayo Bowl in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Friday.

Hahn made the comments as he relayed the score of the Sun Bowl, saying, "Down among all the illegal aliens in El Paso, it's  UCLA 14 and  Pittsburgh 6."

Learfield Communications, the NC State broadcast rights holder, employs Hahn and confirmed the suspension to ESPN.

"LEARFIELD has suspended Wolfpack Sports Network Play-by-Play announcer Gary Hahn from his agreement indefinitely following comments made during today's Duke's Mayo Bowl radio broadcast," Learfield said in a statement.

El Paso officials have declared a state of emergency as migrants have continued to cross into the city from Mexico seeking asylum.

Hahn has been the voice of NC State football and men's basketball since 1991.