09/13/2011 12:53 EDT | Updated 01/12/2012 02:21 EST

'Monday Night Football' analyst Ron Jaworski apologizes after accidental curse

MIAMI - "Monday Night Football" analyst Ron Jaworski had to apologize on air after accidentally cursing during his commentary.

Talking about an incomplete pass by Dolphins quarterback Chad Henne in their loss to the Patriots on ESPN, Jaworski casually uttered an expletive before saying, "You have to get rid of this ball."

Jaworski apologized for the gaffe later in the fourth quarter.

The former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback has called Monday night games since 2007.