We’ve noted in the past that Bobby Hebert, the former Saints and Falcons quarterback who is now a talk-radio host in Louisiana, is not a believer in press box etiquette. Now Hebert’s press box behavior has gotten him kicked out of the biggest college football game of the season.
Hebert was escorted out of the Tiger Stadium press box for excessive cheering during Saturday night’s Alabama-LSU game, Pat Forde of Yahoo reports. Cheering in the press box is strictly forbidden at sporting events, but Hebert has had a long history of violating that rule and getting away with it. Apparently on Saturday night he was so flagrant that they couldn’t let him get away with it anymore, and after LSU officials repeatedly warned him to quiet down, a uniformed police officer took him out.
This is the second consecutive LSU-Alabama game at which Hebert has caused a scene. When the two teams met in last year’s BCS Championship Game, Hebert (whose son T-Bob was an offensive lineman on last year’s LSU team) took the opportunity of the post-game press conference to berate LSU coach Les Miles about his play calling in LSU’s 21-0 loss.
In addition to having what George Costanza described as a fun name to pronounce, Hebert had a pro football career that included leading the Michigan Panthers to a USFL championship, leading the Saints to the playoffs in 1987 and going to the Pro Bowl as a Falcon in 1993.