Larry Bird addresses George controversy

Posted by Unknown on Thursday, September 11, 2014 with No comments
Early Thursday Indiana Pacers F Paul George sent out tweets to indicate that despite making a mistake, he supports Ray Rice.  George wrote: 

"If you in a relationship and a woman hit you first and attacking YOU.. Then you obviously ain't beatin HER. Homie made A bad choice!"

After backlash, George deleted the tweets and issued an apology but the initial tweets caught the attention of Pacers President Larry Bird who stated the following:

"Paul George's tweets from earlier were thoughtless and without regard to the subject of domestic violence and its seriousness in society," Bird's statement read. "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."