Joe Flacco is a man of little words, and his teammates and friends will be the first to tell you that. However the Ravens star QB knew he made a mistake with his choice of wording on Monday night and made sure he apologized for it today at Super Bowl Media Day.
Flacco was asked what he thought about the 2014 Super Bowl and how it will be played in cold weather.
Flacco called the idea of being played outdoors a “retarded” one.
NBCSports reports that the Baltimore QB new it was a mistake from the second it came out of his mouth.
“Obviously, it was a bad choice of words. I wish I hadn’t said it,” Flacco said, via Mike Garafolo of USA Today. “I have a great relationship with Special Olympics back in Baltimore and have had one for many years. I didn’t mean to offend anybody, but I definitely apologize for it.”
Flacco is known for his work with Special Olympics and this past summer had this to say on working with the kids.
"Special Olympics is such a cool organization. A lot of kids come out here and give it their all. The amount of fun that they have when they go out there and do it is out of this world. That's what it's really what it's about. It's about having fun. It's about showing little kids that want to play this sport how much fun it is. And I think when you get a chance to hang around the kids that compete at this kind of thing it allows me to kind of step back for a second and realize how lucky we are to be doing what we're doing."
It's true that once you say something it's already out there, and can't be taken back, but we have all done it - haven't we? Seeing and hearing about the type of person Joe Flacco is you could tell he didn't have any malice or bad intent on using the word.
Somehow I have a feeling Joe will spin this whole thing into something positive when all is said and done.