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When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong: Roy Hibbert Apologizes for Insane Press Conference Last Night

By / 06.02.13

Hibbert will probably be fined, and everyone except the SportsCenter talking heads will forget about the whole thing come the Game 7 opening tip. Also, keep in mind, calling the dude a bigot is ridiculous, eh? He screwed up a joke. AND, he was one of the first guys to publicly back Jason Collins when he came out. The guy just acted bizarrely, not hatefully.

Here's the apology:

I am apologizing for insensitive remarks made during the postgame press conference after our victory over Miami Saturday night. They were disrespectful and offensive and not a reflection of my personal views. I used a slang term that is not appropriate in any setting, private or public, and the language I used definitely has no place in a public forum, especially over live television. I apologize to those who I have offended, to our fans and to the Pacers’ organization. I sincerely have deep regret over my choice of words last night.

[H/T: FTW]


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