Any good will sent Paul George’s way after the horrible injury he suffered while with Team USA ahead of the FIBA World Cup is likely gone.
On Thursday, George took to Twitter to defend former Baltimore Ravens running back/elevator puncher Ray Rice before deleting the tweets. Still, here is one:
George, who plays for the Indiana Pacers also tweeted this, according to USA Today:
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“If you in a relationship and a woman hit you first and attacking YOU.. Then you obviously ain't beatin HER. Homie made A bad choice! #StayUp”
As noted, George deleted those tweets. But he did follow with this:
About an hour later, George apologized:
Pacers president Larry Bird then issued a statement:
“Paul George’s tweets from earlier were thoughtless and without regard to the subject of domestic violence and its seriousness in society. We have talked to Paul to strongly express our displeasure and made it clear that the NBA and the Pacers’ organization will not condone or tolerate remarks of this nature. Paul understands that he was wrong and why his tweets were so inappropriate and is very apologetic.”
Some people on Twitter came to George’s defense, but most let him have it: