Green Bay Packers wide receiver Devin Funchess has apologized after he used an anti-Asian slur and gesture during a press conference on Saturday. "I want to apologize for the disparaging remark I used tonight," Funchess tweeted.
"It was not ok. I have grown to develop deep personal and business relationships in the Asian community! I meant no harm, and those that know me, know I have love and respect for all cultures and people. I will learn from this and will continue to grow as a person.
I'm forever sorry!"
Funchess happy there are no more zoom conferences
"I can talk to people now," Funchess said. "I like smiles." Meanwhile, Packers sophomore quarterback Jordan Love revealed he was preparing to be team's starting quarterback in 2021.
"Obviously there's going to be either two options: Either he was going to be back or he wasn't," Love said of Rodgers on Thursday in his first public comments since training camp opened on July 28, per ESPN.
"So yeah, I mean, it's obviously very great to have Aaron back just on this team. Obviously he's a huge presence at the quarterback position and in the locker room as well and then as a leader on the team, so it's great to have him back."
After the 2020 season ended, Roger's spoke about being unhappy with the Packers. However, the Packers declined to trade Rodgers or to listen to trade offers for the reigning NFL MVP. In the end, Rodgers showed up at training camp.
Had Rodgers not showed up, Love would be the Packers' starter in 2021. "Actually, the whole time I had to convince myself that I was going to be the starter," Love said. "That's the only way you can look at that situation.
I feel like if you don't, you won't be ready. That's how I looked at it the whole way - is in my head he wasn't coming back, I've got to get myself ready to be the starter." "It was funny, I was talking to him in pre-practice today just about how things are going, and he seems so calm this year," Packers guard Lucas Patrick said Thursday.
"You can tell that he's picking up on everything, and I think those OTAs reps were crucial for him. Just a ton of reps to say the cadence, say the play call, go through things, hit strikes on quick stuff. Yeah, so I think he's handling it well."