Leonard Weaver apologizes for slavery comment
Last week, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson found himself in the middle of a media controversy after comparing the plight of the pro football player to “modern-day slavery.” Peterson has not since addressed his comments.
Last night, Eagles fullback Leonard Weaver agreed with Peterson in an interview with Derrick Gunn of CSNPhilly.com. On Wednesday, Weaver apologized for the remarks.
Weaver explained on his Twitter page that he had watched the video of his remarks to Gunn, and that Weaver was “very disappointed” with his comments. He apologized for the “bad choice” of words, and specifically for comparing NFL players to slaves.
“Now, that I have seen it, I will say that it was hard for me to watch and after thinking about it, I’ve come to the conclusion that I represented my family, friends and organization the wrong way. I’m sorry for those words I used and if I offend anyone, please forgive me,” Weaver said.
“To all my fans whom I’ve disappointed I’m sorry.”
Weaver said that he will explain himself. We’ll be keeping an eye on his Twitter.