"That's all I was saying. It's not fair to Eric. Eric didn't deserve the grief he got for that. That was not my intention."
"I apologize for being that naive. I kind of get myself bunkered in and had no idea it created that. Those that misinterpreted it, I apologize if it was me.
"Those that did so purposefully have their own agenda. I have huge respect for the man and I feel badly if someone's been put in that position that I created a little difficulty for him because he did not deserve that."