‘Really sorry I knocked you down but… I can pick you up at 7?’: College football player who flattened married ESPN presenter apologizes – and then asks her out on a date!
- Laura Rutledge is a pitchside football reporter for ESPN
- She got too close to the action as University of Georgia faced Massachusetts
- Rutledge was floored by Prather Hudson, who then offered to take her out
- ‘Really sorry I knocked you down, but… I can pick you up at 7,’ running back said
ESPN’s Laura Rutledge is used to being in the thick of the action in her job as a sideline reporter at football matches.
But the TV reporter got more than she bargained for when she became an unlikely victim in the physical battle of a college game last weekend.
During a match between the University of Georgia and University of Massachusetts, Rutledge was standing by the pitch when she was inadvertently taken out by running back Prather Hudson.
ESPN’s Laura Rutledge is used to being in the thick of the action in her job as a sideline reporter
But in Univeristy of Georgia vs University of Massachusetts she was taken out by two players
Georgia running back Prather Hudson later apologized for the unfortunate incident
The Georgia player was trying to block his opposite number when the pair crashed off the pitch and into the unfortunate reporter.
The 30-year-old former Miss Florida was sent tumbling to the ground but was unhurt. She later took to Twitter to thank UGA Athletics for helping her back up.
Hudson was keen to make up for knocking her over, too, and even asked her out on a date.
‘Hey @LauraMRutledge really sorry I knocked you down, but… I can pick you up at 7,’ he wrote on Twitter.
The 30-year-old former Miss Florida was sent tumbling to the ground but was unhurt
Hudson’s attempt to make the most of his meeting with Rutledge went viral on Twitter
The 30-year-old is a former Miss Florida but now she works as a sports reporter for ESPN
Rutledge, who is married to Major League Baseball star Josh Rutledge, replied simply with a laughing emoji.
Hudson’s cheeky attempt to make the most of his meeting with Rutledge went viral on Twitter.
On Thursday, his original tweet had garnered more than 73,000 retweets but also attracted much scorn.
When Rutledge informed fans she was married, many users simply replied to Hudson: ‘RIP’
But the running back can find comfort in that Georgia Bulldogs defeated UMass Minutemen 66-27.
Hudson majors in finance at the University, where his father also studied.
Rutledge, who is married to baseball star Josh Rutledge, replied simply with a laughing emoji