Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones issued an apology on Tuesday after using the “m-word” to refer to little people during a tribute to a team executive who recently passed away.
The remark drew the criticism of many, including a call for a public apology from the Little People of America (LPA).
“Earlier today I made a reference which I understand may have been viewed as offensive. I apologize,” Jones said.
Jones made the controversial reference while sharing memories about former Cowboys scouting director Larry Lacewell who served during the team’s three Super Bowl wins in the 1990s. Lacewell died in May at the age of 85.
“I’m going to get me somebody, a midget, to stand up there with me and dress him up like Lace and think Lace