Derek Anderson already has apologized for calling Cleveland Browns fans “ruthless,” which seems to me like apologizing for calling water wet. First, Anderson’s remarks:
“The fans are ruthless and don’t deserve a winner,” Anderson wrote Tuesday in a terse e-mail when asked for a reaction to being released. “I will never forget getting cheered when I was injured.
“I know at times I wasn’t great. I hope and pray I’m playing when my team comes to town and (we) roll them.”
And the apology:
“I said some things to [News-Herald reporter] Jeff Schudel earlier that I regret,” Anderson said. “Those of you who got to know me personally from covering the Browns over the past five years, know this was out of character for me. I wasn’t taken out of context, but I was speaking out of frustration after my career with the Browns came to a close.[..]
“I’m looking forward to starting a new chapter in my life.” –ESPN.
Whatever. Dude’s allowed to be upset about losing his job. What Anderson said wasn’t nearly as ridiculous as this comment from a Carolina Panthers blog who wondered about the team’s chances of acquiring the one-time Pro Bowler:
Honestly I didn’t see anything negative outside of the 40% completion percentage and INT’s.
Now that you mention it, neither do I.