Cris Collinsworth Is Sorry

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Don't you hate it when someone digs up an embarrassing, decades-old video of you so the entire world can see what you were like when you were young and stupid? Cris Collinsworth sure does!

Not long after that old clip of a young wide receiver talking about his appeal with naive high school girls started burning up the internets, we—and other media outlets that posted it—got a polite and humble email from the former Bengal turned TV expert guy, apologizing for his youthful indiscretion. The mea culpa is reproduced in full, below:

As a family man I am extremely embarrassed by an interview I did when I was in my early twenties about dating. My comments were insulting, immature, and foolishly intended as a joke. They do not reflect how I lived my life then or now.

I was asked to do something humorous about dating, and it has been a major embarrassment to me since the day I said it.

I apologize to anyone who has ever had the misfortune to see it now or a quarter-century ago.

Cris Collinsworth

Apology accepted, Cris. When it comes to the haircut, however, you should have no regrets.