Brees apologizes for Tweet about WMDs

Brees apologizes for Tweet about WMDs

Brees apologizes for Tweet about WMDs

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Posted on June 19, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 19 at 4:02 PM

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A day after Saints quarterback Drew Brees raised eyebrows by comparing the NFL investigation of the Saints bounty program to the search for weapons of mass destruction, he clarified his comment and apologized for offending anyone, using Twitter once more.

"My WMD comment has nothing to do with politics or our brave military. Merely an analogy to show how media influences public perception," Brees tweeted.

"I apologize if the WMD comment offended anyone. Especially our military. There is no one I respect more than our service men and women"

A day earlier while Saints fans hoped for a tweet announcing a long-term deal with the team, Brees raised a bit of controversy when he tweeted: "If NFL fans were told there were 'weapons of mass destruction' enough times, they'd believe it. But what happens when you don't find any????"

Brees' analogy centered on whether the NFL had evidence of a Saints bounty program, something that is being heavily contested by several suspended players such as Jonathan Vilma and Anthony Hargrove.

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