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

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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