Indiana Pacers forward Paul George came under fire today for a series of tweets defending Ray Rice and parsing exactly what it actually means to beat a woman.
The tweets were taken down, of course, but here’s what they said:
So after George suggested it’s not technically beating a woman if she hits first, he realized his mistake, took the tweets down, and issued this apology:
Let me apologize to the women and to the VICTIMS of domestic violence people my intent was not to downplay the situation..
— Paul George (@Yg_Trece) September 11, 2014
Pacers president Larry Bird put out a statement saying, “Paul George’s tweets from earlier were thoughtless and without regard to the subject of domestic violence and its seriousness in society. We have talked to Paul to strongly express our displeasure and made it clear that the NBA and the Pacers’ organization will not condone or tolerate remarks of this nature. Paul understands that he was wrong and why his tweets were so inappropriate and is very apologetic.”
[images via screengrab, @KaneZipperman]
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