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08-01-2012, 01:47 AM #1
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WWE 'sorry' for Kobe Bryant rape joke
The WWE has issued a full apology after an on-air personality cracked an offensive joke that one of the wrestlers was "like Kobe Bryant at a hotel room in Colorado, he's unstoppable."
The comment was made during a live broadcast of "Monday Night Raw," when a manager named Abraham Washington let the Kobe crack fly.
The comment is an obvious reference to NBA star's 2003 sexual assault case, when he was accused of raping a woman in his hotel room in Eagle, Colorado.
The accuser eventually reached a settlement with the player and dropped her case.
"A.W. made an inappropriate comment and WWE immediately apologized," TMZ quoted a representative for WWE as saying.
"WWE has taken appropriate action in the matter.
According to sources, even Washington "felt horrible" after he made the comment. He claimed that he simply "got caught up in the moment" and realizes the comment could be hurtful to rape victims and their families.
The 35-year-old immediately apologized to WWE honchos, including the McMahon family, and several wrestlers and has also vowed to refrain from making similar comments in the future. (ANI)