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Joe Buck turns down $1 million to provide play-by-play for porn website

A porn website reportedly offered sportscaster Joe Buck $1 million to do play-by-play on its shows.
(Michael Perez / Associated Press)

Several weeks ago, Joe Buck offered to do play-by-play on any video sent his way to help keep his broadcasting skills sharp during the sports shutdown.

Since then, his Twitter followers have been able to hear his distinctive voice calling such events as toddlers kicking a beach ball, beer pong, a crazy stunt involving a mattress and an exercise ball, and fellow Fox Sports broadcaster Mike Pereira playing cards and dominoes with his wife.

Although it seems as if Buck will broadcast on any topic, it turns out that’s not true.

He draws the line at porn.

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Buck was reportedly offered $1 million from a porn website to announce its live cam shows, an offer he declined Friday in a tweet.

“I’ll hold out for a better offer and try to hold on to my day job,” he tweeted. “But I have to say I’m flattered.”

Yet, in speaking to Sports Illustrated, Buck seemed to walk back his refusal a bit.

“I don’t want to just take that job without a proper, open audition,” he said. “So if they get Jim [Nantz] and Al [Michaels] and Mike [Tirico] and all the others who do what I do to audition, I’m in. If any one of them say no, I’m out. That’s all I can commit to at this time.”

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The site ImLive has identified itself as the one that made the offer.

The site since has reached out to several broadcasters via Twitter to compete in the audition process Buck mentioned, with the announcers who don’t get the gig receiving $100,000 toward a charity of their choice.

So far, none have responded publicly. So who knows, maybe one day one of those well-known voices will describe activities taking place on an adult film.

In the meantime, we can enjoy Buck and his wife, Michelle Beisner-Buck, providing the play-by-play on a cheerleading stunt gone horribly wrong.

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