Antrel Rolle compares booing players to booing soldiers coming home from Iraq, later
Antrel Rolle compares booing players to booing soldiers coming home from Iraq, later apologizes
By Kristie Ackert
DAILY NEWS SPORTS WRITER
Originally Published:Thursday, December 2nd 2010, 4:08 PM
Updated: Thursday, December 2nd 2010, 6:36 PM
Giants safety Antrel Rolle speaks to the media Thursday afternoon and continues to rip Big Blue fans for booing the team Sunday.
Antrel Rolle admits that he is a "bigmouth" and is unapologetic about it. Thursday, however, the Giants' safety put his foot in that mouth and had to issue a scripted apology shortly after he compared his teammates to American troops returning from Iraq.
In an attempt to defend ripping Giants fans Tuesday for booing the team, Rolle said: "They want to make it that guys paid this much money for a ticket. Yeah, I understand that, I understand completely. We risk ourselves out there on the field each and every day also. When soldiers come home from Iraq you don't boo them. I look at it the same way. I take my job seriously."
Later, in a statement released by the team, Rolle said: "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.
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