Last week, Ravens receiver Derrick Mason called NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell a “joke” during a radio interview, based on Goodell’s comments about HGH testing at a time when the league has launched a lockout. Then, Mason showed up on ESPN2 wearing a T-shirt that had printed on it: “A JOKE.”
Mason has now apologized. But only for the shirt.
“Someone I love and respect so much said I should apologize to the commissioner not for what I said but for the shirt,” Mason said on Twitter. “So commissioner goodell I apologize for the shirt bit I still feel that there’s a bigger issue to tackle right now and that’s the cba!!”
Concluded Mason: “That’s my public apology for my disrespect of the shirt……. And it’s sincere ppl.”
To summarize, Mason isn’t sorry for saying that the Commissioner is “a joke,” but only for writing the same message on a shirt.