03.10.10 8 years ago 12 Comments

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.

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