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Sapp Apologizes For Calling Marshall A 'Retard'

(WSCR) Hours after Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall posted two separate videos  to Twitter blasting Warren Sapp for calling him a retard, Sapp is apologizing.

In a message sent to the Chicago Tribune, Sapp apologized for comments he made last Friday on The Dan Patrick Show.

"I want to apologize to all those who I offended with my poor choice of words," Wrote Sapp. "I certainly meant no disrespect to those who have some type of disability or special needs."

Last week, Sapp called Marshall a retard for not knowing enough about the history of football.

"These kids that play the game today have no relevance for the past, have no conscious of what it is," Sapp said Friday. "I mean, Brandon Marshall talking about Shannon Sharpe, who is he to talk? He's the first 100-catch receiver, back-to-back, retard. What you just did in Denver for three years. You don't know this? No, of course he doesn't, because it's not about Brandon Marshall ... it ain't about the past, it's about me. It's about personal success, pay me, and now I'll think about being a team guy."

Sapp's comments prompted an unhappy message from Marshall.

"Good morning, world," Marshall said in the video. "Listen, I got a very disturbing heads up on something Warren Sapp said. He called me 'retarded.' That's really disappointing to hear that form an NFL Legend. But I'm going to take this as  a lesson. I think we all can learn from this. Be very careful who you take advice from. You want to surround yourself with good people, Godly people. Warren Sapp, I can't go to him and talk about finances because he filed for bankruptcy. I can't go to him and talk about my marriage because he filed for divorce. I can't go to him and talk about being a great father, because one day I'm going to have kids, because he's not active in his children's life. The lesson that we should all learn here is to surround yourself with good people and be careful who you take counsel from.


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