After making the inflammatory remarks during an interview that was published yesterday, Jeffrey Kessler faced anger and pressure from the players’ union, and was forced to apologize today. Per ESPN: “The comments that I made in The Washington Post took place in an interview late at night Monday after a very long day. Looking back, the words that I used were inappropriate; I did not intend to offend. I was merely passionately advocating for the players. I intend to call Commissioner Stern and offer my apologies for the remarks. It is very important that there be no distractions now and that the parties try to make a deal to save the season.’ – Jeffrey Kessler, union lawyer”