TeeRoy's 2 Cents:
- His apology sounds sincere, but maybe it's just damage control.
- Brees has always been one of the most-respected players in the NFL, which is why people were so disappointed by what he said.
- One teammate,Demario Davis, accepted his apology and applauded him for admitting he was wrong and called him a strong leader.
- But will he join his teammates in taking a knee?
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is apologizing for comments he made about national anthem protests which landed him in some hot water with fellow NFL players and even some of his teammates.
Brees received a lot of criticism after he said that while he is against racial injustice and police brutality, he cannot support taking a knee during the anthem because it disrespects the flag. His comment did not sit well with fellow Saints player Malcolm Jenkins who said, "If you don't understand how hurtful, how insensitive your comments are, you're part of the problem." Others like Aaron Rodgers and LeBron James also criticized his comments.
This morning, Brees apologized for his words which he said were "insensitive." He wrote, "I am sick about the way my comments were perceived yesterday, but I take full responsibility and accountability." He added that his words "lacked awareness and any type of compassion or empathy. Instead, those words have become divisive and hurtful and have misled people into believing that somehow I am an enemy. This could not be further from the truth, and is not an accurate reflection of my heart or my character."