New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski apologized for his actions and words in a video in which he appears to be mocking an Asian-American male.
However, Gronkowski claimed the man is a friend who was not offended.
"I feel bad, personally," Gronkowski said, according to ESPNBoston.com.. "I feel bad. I talked to Joe and he assured me he took no offense in any way. I know others did [take offense] and I apologize to those who took offense."
The video was published by TMZ. In it, Gronkowski referred to the man as "Leslie Chow," the Ken Jeong character in the "Hangover" movies, and said, "They told me he could only cook fried rice."