Leonard Weaver Says “Sorry” Over Slave Comments


After watching the tape of an interview he did with Comcast SportsNet, Eagles fullback Leonard Weaver has apologized for comments in which he said owners treated players “like slaves” according to the Philadelphia Daily News.

Weaver’s comments echoed those made by Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.

“We as players want to make a statement that you know what, we love playing for you all, we love your owners, you know? We love you guys very much, but at the same time we need to see some equal opportunity here and stop treating us basically like Adrian Peterson said, like slaves,” Weaver said Tuesday night.

After initially defending his remarks in a stream of tweets early this morning, Weaver’s tone changed after he said he saw the video.

“Hey everyone I’m here in therapy an I have seen the recording of the interview. And I will have to say that I’m very disappointed in the whole interview an the comments I made.

“I first want to apologizes for the bad choice ode words, and using the word slavery. 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.

“To all my fans whom I’ve disappointed I’m sorry.”

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