RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- N.C. State radio broadcaster Gary Hahn has been suspended indefinitely after making a reference to "illegal aliens" in El Paso, Texas.
Hahn made the comment on air while announcing the Wolfpack's loss to Maryland in the Duke's Mayo Bowl on Friday afternoon.
Hahn is an employee of Learfield Communications, the N.C. State broadcast rightsholder.
Kyle Winchester, the general manager of Wolfpack Sports Properties released a statement confirming Hahn was suspended indefinitely for the comment.
Hahn made the controversial comment while giving an update on the score of the Sun Bowl, which was being played in El Paso. The city has been overwhelmed by migrants crossing the southern border, and a city representative has called on President Joe Biden to visit El Paso soon, saying the Texas border city was the "epicenter of the humanitarian migrant crisis."
"And amongst all the illegal aliens down in El Paso, it's UCLA 14 and Pittsburgh 6; that's with 11:15 to go in the second quarter," Hahn said during the broadcast.
The Sun Bowl's fan fest had to be canceled last week because the convention center was being used to house undocumented immigrants.
Hahn has called Wolfpack football and basketball games for 31 years.
Before coming to NC State, Hahn worked on radio for the University of Louisville, Ohio State University, and the University of Alabama, according to his University bio.
Hahn is a 1974 graduate of Butler University and began his broadcasting career while in college.