NBA fans are used to ESPN’s Senior NBA Insider, Adrian Wojnarowski dropping his signature “Woj bombs” but was shocked to learn he direct an f-bomb to a Missouri Senator in an email.
Adrian Wojnarowski seems like the kind of guy who couldn’t hurt a fly and just loves to do his job and, that is providing us with the latest news involving the NBA and its players. #NBATwitter was thrown for a loop Friday (Jul.10) when an email surface of Woj telling Missouri Senator Josh Hawley “f*ck you.” Hawley shared a screenshot of Woj’s response to him with the caption “Don’t criticize #China or express support for law enforcement to @espn. It makes them real mad @Outkick.”
In the email, the Republican Senator ridiculously asked NBA commissioner Adam Silver why the league’s predominately Black players couldn’t put phrases like “Support Our Troops” and “Back the Blue” on the back of their jerseys. He also asked about the NBA’s relationship with China as well.
We understand why Woj said what he said in the email. Anyway, when the news went public, Wojnarowski issued a statement shared on Twitter apologizing to Hawley and his fellow ESPN employees.
“I was disrespectful, and I made a regrettable mistake. I’m sorry for the way I handled myself, and I am reaching out immediately to Senator Hawley to apologize directly. I also need to apologize to my ESPN colleagues because I know my actions were unacceptable and should not reflect on any of them.”
Woj’s employer, ESPN, issued a statement condemning the NBA insider’s actions stating:
“This is completely unacceptable behavior, and we do not condone it. It is inexcusable for anyone working for ESPN to respond in the way Adrian did to Senator Hawley. We are addressing it directly with Adrian, and specifics of those conversations will remain internal.”
After Woj issued his apology, many on Twitter felt he should not have apologized and sympathized with him. You can peep the reactions to Wojnarowski telling the Senator “f*ck you” in the gallery below.
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