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Former Giant Toomer apologizes to Goodell

Former New York Giants player Amani Toomer gestures

Former New York Giants player Amani Toomer gestures to the crowd during the Ring of Honor ceremony during halftime. (Oct. 3, 2010) Photo Credit: AP

Amani is sorry.

The former Giants wide receiver, who on Wednesday described the way Roger Goodell runs the NFL as a “Gestapo-type situation” in a radio interview on 1050 ESPN in New York, apologized on Thursday evening in an email sent to several media outlets including Newsday.

“Obviously I didn't fully understand the meaning of what I said,” Toomer wrote. “I do now. It was a stupid, inappropriate and offensive thing to say. I apologize for my choice of words, and I apologize to Commissioner Goodell for the offensive characterization.”

 

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