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Rolle backs off Iraq soldiers line

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick scrambles out of

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick scrambles out of the grip of New York Giants safety Antrel Rolle during the second half. (Nov. 21, 2010) Credit: AP

Before most of us had even gotten back to our computers to transcribe and report what Antrel Rolle had said in the Giants' locker room today, he'd already conducted a TV interview in which he clarified his remarks. You can read those remarks here from the guy who did the interview with him.

To further stress the point, Rolle issued a statement through the Giants:

"I used a very poor, inappropriate example earlier today to demonstrate how seriously I take my job. Obviously there is no comparison between the men and women of our military putting their life on the line defending our country and what I do. They risk their lives and that gives me the opportunity to play a game for a living. After I made my earlier comments, somebody even said to me: How would your father, who is the chief of police in Homestead and puts himself at risk every day, feel about the comparison you made? Again, it was a very poor, very inappropriate choice of words."

So we can all stop booing Rolle for his unfortunate choice of words and go back to booing him for his play.

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