NC State radio voice Gary Hahn suspended after ‘unlawful aliens’ reference

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

Hahn made the feedback as he relayed the rating of the Solar 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 stated in a press release.

El Paso officers have declared a state of emergency as migrants have continued to cross into town from Mexico in search of asylum.

Hahn has been the voice of NC State soccer and males’s basketball since 1991.