Larry Bird: Paul George's tweets on Ray Rice were 'thoughtless'


e8b314a2105bd055c94b7b905e36a679_crop_north.Bird was not happy with what Paul George had to say on Twitter.

On Thursday afternoon, Indiana Pacers president Larry Bird released a statement regarding Paul George’s public defense of Ray Rice. George foolishly tried to justify Rice’s heinous acts, and as a result there was a major uproar. Bird wasn’t happy about the incident.

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.

George had already offered an apology on Twitter, but the Pacers star issued an official statement as well.

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.

George truly seems to regret the message he sent, and hopefully for the Pacers, Paul George thinks before he hits that “TWEET” button.



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