Emmitt Apologizes

There was a lot of angst in Gator Nation for much of the day after former Gator running back Emmitt Smith failed to make a single mention of the University of Florida in his 24 minute acceptance speech at the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremonies Saturday night.

Emmitt Smith posted apologies on his Twitter account Sunday afternoon, but did more to erase any bad feelings with this statement in an interview with NBC's Al Michaels at halftime of the Hall of Fame Game.

"I forgot one of the most important ingredients, my Gator Nation, and I sincerely apologize for not recognizing the University of Florida and Urban Meyer and Jeremy Foley and all of the Gator Nation. Because the Gator Nation truly helped me get on the platform on the collegiate level which helped me get to where I am now, in Canton."

The omission of UF Saturday night was unquestionably a snub, whether intentional or unintentional. However insisting that he got the opportunity to make it right on primetime was an impressive reaction as far as I'm concerned.


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