Drew Brees Apologizes for ‘Insensitive’ Comments About Kneeling During National Anthem After Sharp Criticism from Teammates and Other Athletes

Drew Brees Apologizes for ‘Insensitive’ Comments About Kneeling During National Anthem After Sharp Criticism from Teammates and Other Athletes

Drew Brees apologized Thursday for comments that were “insensitive and completely missed the mark” when he reiterated his opposition to Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling during the national anthem in 2016, drawing sharp criticism from fellow high-profile athletes and others in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

WATCH: Charles Barkley Again Speaks the Truth to America, Says Kobe Bryant Should be Remembered for the 2003 Rape Allegation As Well As his NBA Career

Amid the ongoing public debate over Kobe Bryant‘s dual legacies, Hall of Famer Charles Barkley told NBC’s Today that the deceased Los Angeles Lakers legend should be remembered both for his basketball career and for the sexual assault allegations levied against him when he was 24.