Indiana Pacers superstar Paul George (pictured) was called on the carpet by Twitter users and beyond after he tweeted his take on Ray Rice’s suspension from the NFL Thursday morning.
As previously reported by NewsOne, the former Baltimore Ravens running back was suspended after video of his physical assault on his then fiancée and now wife, Janay Palmer Rice, inside an Atlantic City elevator last February went public.
George’s tweets were deemed “thoughtless and inappropriate” by his team’s president of basketball operations and former NBA legend Larry Bird and he has since issued a public apology for his Twitterverse faux pas.
The 6’9″ NBA All-Star swingman, who is recovering from a broken leg, came under attack seconds after tweeting:
Let me apologize to the women and to the VICTIMS of domestic violence people my intent was not to downplay the situation.
Not only did George issue a mea culpa via Twitter but so did Bird reprimanding his player’s actions:
“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.”