New Jersey Devils' Cam Janssen "sorry" for homophobic comment
Cam Janssen, a hockey player for the New Jersey Devils, issued an apology Friday (July 13) through the NHL team for a homophobic comment he made during an Internet radio show earlier this week. During a 14-minute interview on “The Thom and Jeff Show”, an exchange between one of the show’s hosts and Janssen went accordingly:
"There's some shit-talking that goes down that pisses some people off. There's a lot of personal shit, man, like, guys know personal shit,” Janssen said around the 12-minute mark. “You want get in people's heads to get them off their fucking game, and don't get me wrong, you don't want go too deep with shit because we all have our issues here—let’s be honest."
“But if the guy was sucking cock four weeks ago, you're going to let him know about it?" asked one of the hosts.
"Oh, if he's sucking cock, he's getting his ass kicked,” Janssen replied.
This isn’t the only offensive statement made during the interview. Earlier on, Janssen compares losing the 2012 Stanley Cup to the Los Angeles Kings to “the fat broads that you regret banging”.
The 28-year-old player best known for instigating fights on the ice recently renewed a one-year contract with the Devils. Through his team, who reportedly was not made aware that he would be participating on the radio show prior to the fact, Janssen stated, “I would like to apologize for my poor choice of language. The tone of the interview was very casual and off-colour, and I lost focus on what is and is not acceptable and professional. I am deeply sorry to anyone who was offended by my language.”
In his apology, Janssen also reportedly stated his support for You Can Play, an organization dedicated to ensuring equality, respect, and safety for all athletes, regardless of sexual orientation.
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