Yesterday Rajon Rondo issued an apology on Twitter for making homophobic statements to NBA referee Billy Kennedy. Since the initial incident, Rondo has been suspended for one game and Kennedy has revealed that he is gay. Many criticized his first apology, calling it a “non-apology,” so today he reiterated his remorse with this official statement from the Kings’ website.
“Yesterday, I said that my words toward Bill Kennedy were unacceptable and did not reflect my feelings toward the LGBT community. Some have interpreted my comments as a non-apology. I want to be clear, from the bottom of my heart that I am truly sorry for what I said to Bill. There is no place on or off the court for language that disrespects anyone’s sexual orientation. That is not who I am or what I believe and I will strive every day to be a better person.”
Rondo is serving his suspension tonight when the Kings take on the Rockets.