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Bill Walton Made A Ray Lewis Limo Joke And Referenced Bill Simmons's Twitter Suspension On Tonight's ESPNU Broadcast

Bill Walton's on-air behavior has been consistently weird this college basketball season, and that didn't change tonight as broadcasting's biggest Grateful Dead fan launched into numerous questionable tangents during ESPNU's Pac-12 tournament coverage of Washington-Oregon from Las Vegas.

Making first a reference to Ray Lewis's murder and obstruction of justice charges and then ESPN's Twitter suspension of Bill Simmons, Walton repeatedly created awkward situations for fellow announcer Dave Pasch, who struggled to escape and "get back to game action."


As if things weren't bad enough for Pasch, Walton later alleged that Pasch's "wife has been calling me." We're at the point where we have to seriously question if Walton is working under the influence of something more than his own eccentricity. [ESPNU]

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