Brown's path to ESPN sideline reporter has little to do with journalism. After attending the University of Florida, she became a model before trying her hand at TV, starting in 2003 with a series titled Bikini Destinations. In 2006, she made her film debut as a Hooters Girl in the forgettable "Two Tickets to Paradise."
Brown, 29, was a correspondent on Inside the NFL in 2008-09 before landing a job with ESPN as co-host of Road Trip, a low-rated tailgate feature. This past summer she got the call to replace Erin Andrews as ESPN's Thursday night sideline reporter.
Brown made news before her first game. With the blessing of ESPN, she was named spokesperson for Icehouse beer. A tsunami of criticism followed. SI's Richard Deitsch tweeted: "Should someone who covers college athletes be the spokesperson for a beer company? In my opinion, it's unwise."
A few days later, ESPN's hierarchy stepped in an pulled the plug on Brown's deal.
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