Garofalo’s Twitter account has been relatively quiet since his infamous tweet besides a few tweets defending his comment and a tweet bashing fallen pizza chain Sbarro. The account was awakened on Monday afternoon when Garofalo tweeted a link to his apology on the Minnesota House of Representatives’ website.
To those NBA players and others who are unfairly categorized by my comments, please accept my apologies. http://t.co/xiGaEc47Qo
— Rep. Pat Garofalo (@PatGarofalo) March 10, 2014
Here is Garofalo’s apology:
St. Paul- Rep. Pat Garofalo (R-Farmington) gave the following statement in response to his comments Sunday evening.
“In the last 24 hours, I’ve had the opportunity to re-learn one of life’s lessons: whenever any of us are offering opinions, it is best to refer to people as individuals as opposed to groups. Last night, I publicly commented on the NBA and I sincerely apologize to those who I unfairly categorized. The NBA has many examples of players and owners who are role models for our communities and for our country. Those individuals did not deserve that criticism and I apologize. In addition, it’s been brought to my attention that I was mistaken and the NBA policy on drug enforcement is stronger than I previously believed. Again, I offer my sincere apologies for my comments,” stated Rep. Garofalo.
And now Garofalo can go back to Minnesota House of Representative anonymity.