In a case reminiscent of years past when Reggie Jackson played for the Yankee organization, he recently made some statements about steroid users and specifically named Yankee slugger, Alex Rodríguez. As a result that has created a little stir in the Yankee organization and in other circles of Hall of Fame members. As a result, today we received the following Press Statement:
STATEMENT FROM YANKEES SPECIAL ADVISER REGGIE JACKSON
RE: COMMENTS IN JULY 9-16 ISSUE OF SPORTS ILLUSTRATED
“In trying to convey my feelings about a few issues that I am passionate about, I made the mistake of naming some specific players.”
“This was inappropriate and unfair to those players, some of which are very close friends of mine. I think there are ways to speak from the heart without hurting people, and I’m disappointed that I didn’t take greater care in expressing my views.
“I have been proactively reaching out to make personal apologies to those within the Hall of Fame community that I offended, and to the Yankees organization for any disruption that I caused in the clubhouse. I continue to have a strong relationship with the club, and look forward to continuing in my role with the team. As always, I remain dedicated to the great game of baseball.”
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