"I would never say anything like that," Greeny says of today's little slip-up, "not in public, or in private, or in the silence of my own mind ..." The silence of my own mind. Beautiful.
The full statement:
I just came home from the Knicks game and found out about the mess that was created by my garbling a sentence on our show this morning; I apologize for not addressing it sooner.
And I'm sorry that my talking too fast — and slurring my words — might have given people who don't know our show the wrong impression about us, and about me.
I feel horrible about that, because nothing could be further away from who I am and what our show is about.
I would never say anything like that, not in public, or in private, or in the silence of my own mind, and neither would anyone associated with our show, and I'm very sorry that my stumble this morning gave so many people the opposite impression.
His speech is slurred. His mind is silent. If I read him right, what Greeny's saying here is that he's not racist. He's just drunk and a little stupid. The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward hastily composed, half-assed apologies.
Mike Greenberg Clarification [ESPN The MediaZone]