After using a gay slur towards NBA referee Bill Kennedy, Sacramento Kings guard Rajon Rondo has issued a second apology. It reads:
“Yesterday, I said that my words toward Bill Kennedy were unacceptable and did not reflect my feelings toward the LGBT community. Some have interpreted my comments as a non-apology. I want to be clear, from the bottom of my heart, that I am truly sorry for what I said to Bill. There is no place on or off the court for language that disrespects anyone’s sexual orientation. That is not who I am or what I believe and I will strive every day to be a better person.”
Rondo was suspended for one game last Friday after he was ejected on Dec. 3 and called Kennedy a gay slur. He also caught a lot of heat for not addressing the matter on Monday in a more formal manner. Instead, he took to Twitter to apologize in two short tweets.
San Antonio Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich told reporters he honestly wasn’t surprised: “Why would I be surprised? You see it all the time,” Popovich said. “It’s unfortunate. It’s disgusting. Bill is a great guy. He’s been a class act, on and off the court.”
On Sunday, Kennedy announced that he is gay.
This isn’t the first time an NBA player has stooped to such low levels after getting a call they thought was unfair and unfortunately, we’re betting it won’t be the last.
SOURCE: Sacramento Bee | VIDEO SOURCE: Inform