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Redskins VP Doug Williams apologizes for calling Rueben Foster's domestic violence allegations 'small potatoes'

Washington Redskins vice president of player personnel Doug Williams is walking back the “insensitive” comments he made regarding Reuben Foster’s domestic violence allegations. Williams, who said Foster’s situation was “small potatoes” Thursday, apologized in front of team media Friday.

While speaking with the media, Williams said there was no excuse for his comments.

The first portion of Williams’ statement read:

“First of all, I want to apologize to the organization, my wife, my sisters and the six daughters that I have. The last night or so has been really tough on me from an emotional standpoint because never in my life have I said anything so insensitive as I said. I’m not going to sit here and make excuses, because there are no excuses.”

Williams later said he understands the climate surrounding domestic violence and again apologized for his comments.

Doug Williams apologized for his comments on Reuben Foster’s domestic violence allegations. (AP)

On Thursday, Williams appeared on The Team 980 to discuss the club’s claim of Foster on waivers. During that interview, Williams said Foster’s situation was “small potatoes [compared to] a lot of things out there.”

Foster was released by the San Francisco 49ers after he was arrested on domestic violence allegations. It was the second time in 2018 Foster has been accused of domestic violence. Charges against Foster from his first arrest were dropped in May after his ex-girlfriend recanted her statement.

Foster is currently on the NFL’s commissioner exempt list and will not play for the team until the league reviews his arrest.


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