Pro Football Weekly host Dan Hampton will apologize on-air for an anti-gay remark made during Sunday's broadcast.

Hampton earned his 2002 Pro Football Hall of Fame induction after a 12-year career with the Chicago Bears.

The syndicated show is co-hosted by Hampton, Pro Football Weekly publisher-editor Hub Arkush, Chicago sportscaster Pat Boyle and Tom Waddle, a former Chicago Bears player.

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) demanded an apology from Hampton for suggesting the Dallas Cowboys are gay.

“The Cowboys think they are Clint Eastwood; they're more of the Brokeback variety, if you know what I'm talking about,” he told viewers, referring to the gay cowboy movie Brokeback Mountain.

In asking for an apology, GLAAD said such comments encourage anti-gay violence.

“Hampton was a tremendous player for the Chicago Bears throughout the 1980s, he's a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, he's a television personality, and whether he likes it or nor, he's a role model. Every day, millions of kids across this country are harassed, bullied and beaten because of attitudes like this. Hampton should not be using this platform to encourage homophobia.”

According to a posting on GLAAD's website, the former NFL player will lead Sunday's broadcast with an apology for the remark.

“Arkush said 'it shouldn't have happened' and assured GLAAD that similar incidents will not happen again,” the group wrote.