As one might expect, Indiana Pacers president Larry Bird was less than pleased with Paul George’s public gaffe regarding Ray Rice and domestic violence.
Bird and the Pacers distanced themselves from the comments, while George once again apologized. From the Pacers’ website:
Statement from Pacers President of Basketball Operations Larry Bird: “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.”
Statement from Paul George: “I want to apologize to all victims of domestic abuse for my insensitive tweets. They were obviously without proper understanding of the seriousness of the situation and I sincerely regret my poor choice of words.”