Marvin Lewis issues apology for calling Manziel a midget
Under fire from little people for calling Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel a midget during his radio show, Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis has issued a statement of apology.
Here's Lewis' attempt at damage control:
“I’m aware that my comment on local radio last night was offensive to people of short stature and to their families and friends," Lewis said in a statement. "It was thoughtless on my part to use the word I did, and not excusable, and I greatly regret it. I since have read about this issue on the Little People of America website.
"I understand it better, and as I have apologized to Johnny Manziel and the Cleveland Browns community, I offer the same to all others who I offended, and I pledge that I will learn from this. I hope that my mistake and the resultant publicity may serve at least to help others not make similar insensitive comments in the future.”
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun