Slave apologizes after comparing self to NFL players
Updated: March 23, 2011

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Leonard WeaverA slave issued an apology on Wednesday after comparing his plight to that of a professional football player during a Tuesday night interview, in which he said that human traffickers should stop treating them “like NFL players.”

“We love working for you all, we love our owners, we love you guys very much, but at the same time, we need some equal opportunity here, and stop treating us basically like NFL players,” the slave said during the Tuesday interview. “We deserve better than that.”

The slave said this morning that the comments came off wrong and that he in no way meant to imply that slavery is anything like what an NFL player has to endure.

“I want to apologize for the bad choice of words. It was a dumb thing to say,” the slave said. “I represented the family I was taken from in the wrong way. I’m sorry for those choice of words and if I’ve offended anyone, please forgive me. NFL servitude is a real problem in the U.S. and it wasn’t my intention to demean their plight in any way.”

In an effort to try and make up for his comments, the slave went on to say he plans on working for the next 50 years so he can donate $3 to help end NFL servitude.

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