Sports commentator and NFL Hall of Famer Dan Hampton issued an apology for making an offensive statement about the Gulf Coast region, but did not apologize for a homophobic remark about the Dallas Cowboys.
Hampton said, regarding this Thursday's game with the New Orleans Saints, that the Minnesota Vikings "need to go down there and hit that town like Katrina," according to the Dallas Observer.
"It was a spur-of-the-moment comment intended strictly as a metaphor for the storm-like intensity I believe the Vikings will bring to their rematch with the Saints, and it simply never occurred to me that anyone could read anything more than that into it," Hampton said in a statement Monday on Pro Football Weekly.
However, the statement that went unaddressed was his homophobic remark about the Cowboys.
"The Cowboys think they are Clint Eastwood; they're more of the Brokeback variety, if you know what I'm talking about," Hampton said.