NFL Hall of Fame icon Troy Aikman provided a brief insight answer to the online furor over his comment urging the league to “take the clothes off” when it comes to quarterback safety rules.
Aikman made the off-the-cuff remark after a controversial referee call during the Monday Night Football game between the Las Vegas Raiders and the Kansas City Chiefs.
“I hope that during the meetings the competition committee will take care of that and we’ll take off the clothes,” Aikman said.
The former quarterback was immediately attacked by numerous commenters on social media, who thought he was sexist and misogynistic.
Video of the comment was shared widely on social media:
On Thursday, Aikman responded with a brief statement expressing regret.
“My comments were stupid, just shouldn’t have been made,” he told 96.7, according to the ticket to WOKV TV.
“Just silly remarks on my part,” he added.
He went on to address the general controversy in which playing defensive tackle Chris Jones was penalized for landing on quarterback Derek Carr before snatching the football out of his hands.
“I think we’re like I said, I think we’re overdoing it. But those are the rules,” Aikman said. “I mean, what the rule is and if you’re looking at that in real time, it would be difficult to look at that game with Chris Jones in our game and not feel like he landed his bodyweight on the quarterback, you know She?”
The umpire’s controversial decision resulted in a significant advantage for the Raiders, who avoided handing possession to the Chiefs and scored a field goal before halftime. Despite the call, the Raiders narrowly missed an unlikely comeback against the Chiefs. The Chiefs won by 29 points to 30.
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