John Lackey apologizes for comment

Red Sox pitcher John Lackey issued an apology for a remark he made in a column by Dan Shaughnessy that appeared in the Globe on Tuesday.

The team’s media relations department issued the following statement from Lackey: “I apologize for my thoughtless choice of words that appeared in print earlier today. I meant no harm, and I am sorry to all I offended.”

Lackey was referring to his use of the word retarded, according to a team spokesman.


Loading Comments...

Ski season updates, free from The Boston Globe.
Get the Globe's free newsletter, It's All Downhill, for the latest from the slopes.
Thanks for signing up!
Sports Q
Who is your Red Sox sleeper?
February 22, 2017 | 7:30 AM