NEW ORLEANS -- Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco apologized Tuesday for what he called a bad choice of words when responding to a question about cold-weather cities hosting Super Bowls.
"Yeah, I think it's retarded," Flacco said on Monday. "I guess I shouldn't say [word]. ..."
During Media Day on Tuesday, Flacco said he regretted using the term.
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"It was a bad choice of words," Flacco said. "I have a great relationship with Special Olympics back in Baltimore and have had one for many years. I didn't mean to offend anybody but I definitely apologize for that."
On Monday, Flacco was asked if he supported the idea of holding Super Bowls in the elements in cities like New York and Denver.
"Yeah, I think it's retarded," Flacco said. "I guess I shouldn't say that [word]. I think it's stupid. If you want to have a Super Bowl, put a retractable dome on your stadium, then you can get one. Other than that, I don't really like the idea. I don't think it would suit us badly. I think we would react very well to it and would be glad to play anybody in that kind of weather. I can't see that really being a good idea."