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NFL Network apologizes for F-bombing Bill Belichick

Bill Belichick

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick pauses during a news conference before NFL football practice in Foxborough, Mass., Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. The Patriots don’t know who they’ll face in their playoff opener. But, they do know plenty about that team. They are familiar with all three potential opponents, the Texans, Ravens and Colts, having played them already this season.(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)


On Tuesday night, NFL Network aired a series of F-bombs spoken by someone off camera (it sounded like Warren Sapp) during a segment about moves that Patriots are making in free agency.

On Wednesday morning, NFL Network apologized.

NFL Network’s Chris Rose opened Wednesday’s Free Agency Frenzy news show by reading an apology, which didn’t offer many details about what the league-owned network was apologizing for and probably left viewers who hadn’t heard about Tuesday night’s F-bombs confused.

“Before we give you the news of the day we want to offer an apology,” Rose said. “Last night during some live programming, we accidentally aired an expletive. It will not happen again, so our sincerest apology to Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots, the Patriots family, Robert Kraft and his entire family, a classy organization out there. Once again, it’s not who we are, it’s not what we do, and it will not happen again.”

NFL Network has not said whether anyone was disciplined for the fact that an employee could be heard saying “The f–king Bill Belichick f–king angle” on the air.