Fox Sports' Chris Myers Apologizes To New Orleans For Disaster Comments
May 21, 2010 at 11:09 AM (PT)
FOX SPORTS RADIO and FOX SPORTS television sportscaster CHRIS MYERS has apologized to the people of NEW ORLEANS after comments he made while filling in on DAN PATRICK's FSR show MONDAY drew a negative reaction from the city and its Mayor.
MYERS' comment came in discussing how people in the NASHVILLE floods pulled together to help each other in the recent floods; MYERS added that this was "unlike -- I'm not going to name names -- when a natural disaster hits people weren't standing on a rooftop trying to blame the government, okay. They helped each other out through this."
The reference, interpreted as a comparison to the aftermath of HURRICANE KATRINA, caused NEW ORLEANS Mayor MITCH LANDRIEU to demand an apology, to which MYERS responded, "I would very much like to apologize to you and the people of NEW ORLEANS for the inappropriate and insensitive remarks I made this past MONDAY. Clearly, these remarks demonstrated poor judgment and I sincerely regret making them." MYERS also noted that he lived and worked in NEW ORLEANS for six years.