Anthony Federico, the fired ESPN editor who used the headline "Chink In The Armor" to describe a turnover-filled game for New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin on Friday, explained himself in a story in the New York Daily News that ran Monday morning.
Federico said he wasn't trying to make a joke when he wrote the final headline of his shift that night.
"This had nothing to do with me being cute or punny. I'm so sorry that I offended people. I'm so sorry if I offended Jeremy."
Lin says that he's also over the gaffe, deciding to forgive and forget rather than make a big deal about the incident.
"They've apologized, and so from my end, I don't care anymore. You have to learn to forgive, and I don't even think that was intentional."
ESPN also supsended anchor Max Bretos for making a similar comment on the air.