D. Orlando Ledbetter ApologizesNovember 23rd, 2012
Joe has learned that Atlanta Journal-Constitution Falcons beat writer D. Orlando Ledbetter has apologized to both Bucs quarterback Josh Freeman and the Bucs for a comment he made that was picked up by a live microphone during a teleconference with Josh Freeman.
Each week at an NFL team’s media room, the home media has a conference call with the week’s opposing team’s head coach and a player, often the starting quarterback; but not always.
This week, said Bucs player was Freeman. Ledbetter, as Joe documented, pressed Freeman for a reason for his woeful 2011 season and Ledbetter was looking under rocks for an unknown injury to Freeman.
After Ledbetter’s line of questioning was finished without landing the desired fish, another unnamed reporter started another line of questioning but Ledbetter clearly could be heard in the background muttering “So you just sucked.”
The audio was posted on the Falcons’ official website.
Since Ledbetter apologized to both the Bucs and Freeman, Joe considers this issue closed and has no further comment other than he is impressed by Ledbetter’s apology.