Tuesday February 11, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ARLAND BRUCE – Personal Statement of Apology
First, I would like to offer my deepest and sincerest apologies for any harm I have inflicted on University of Missouri defensive lineman, Michael Sam.
Michael Sam is someone’s son, someone’s brother and it is neither my business nor my right to comment on his sexual orientation. My comment on Instagram was inappropriate and disrespectful, and I apologize for the lack of discretion.
I apologize to fans, teammates, and everyone else who has worked with me, supported me and believed in me throughout my career. I not only respect the game of football, I respect everyone who plays it, and it was not my intent to negatively affect anyone, especially this young, up-and-coming football phenom.
I would welcome Michael Sam on my team any day, as I have no ill will towards anyone simply because they are gay. I have a brother-in-law and a half brother who are gay, both of whom I love and respect greatly.
To the Montreal Alouettes, the CFL/ CFLPA and the NFL/NFLPA – you are outstanding organizations that give many great men the opportunity to play this beautiful game. I have been very blessed to be a part of your organizations, and I am sincerely sorry for any adverse effects you have had to endure due to my actions.
Finally, I want to make it very clear that my thoughts and opinions are my own and do not reflect those of either organization or anyone who is associated with me.
Mark S. Gundry, owner of Mischief Sports, does not condone any comments made by Arland Bruce with regards to anyone’s sexual orientation, nor does Mischief Sports discriminate against race, gender or religion.
Mark S. Gundry Agent 1-812-568-1288
Dennis Cameron Business Manager 1-310-989-3897