Redskins senior vice president of player personnel Doug Williams apologized Friday for comments he made earlier this week after the team claimed Reuben Foster on waivers two days after he was arrested on a domestic violence charge.
“First of all, I want to apologize to the organization, my wife, my mom, my sisters and the six daughters that I have,” Williams told reporters, via NFL.com. “So, last night or so been real tough on me from the emotional standpoint because never in my life did I say anything so insensitive as I’ve said. I’m not going to sit here as to make excuses because there is no excuse.
“If you know me, you will understand,” Williams added. “Growing up, I understand the climate of what’s going on, and for me to make comments like I did, I just want to apologize to anybody out there within earshot, especially the ladies of this area, across the country. And like I said, I’ve got six daughters — there’s no way in the world that I would tolerate anything like that. So, for me to say something like that, I just want to apologize.”
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In an appearance Thursday on The Team 980, Williams said the allegations against Foster were “small potatoes” compared to other things people have done in the nation.
“We’ve got people who are in high, high, high, high places that have done far worse, and if you look at it realistically, they’re still up there,” Williams said Thursday. “This is small potatoes [compared to] a lot of things out there. But at the same time it’s a big issue in America today, whether or not it’s in football, whether or not it’s in everyday life, whether or not it’s in politics, it’s out there.”
Foster was placed on the commissioner’s exempt list Tuesday after it was announced the Redskins claimed the linebacker off waivers from the 49ers.
Washington head coach Jay Gruden said there is no guarantee Foster will be allowed to play for the team.