Mark Cuban apologizes to Trayvon Martin family

Mark Cuban apologizes to Trayvon Martin family

File Photo: Celebrities attend 2014 Billboard Music Awards - Arrivals at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Featuring: Mark Cuban Where: Las Vegas, California, United States When: 18 May 2014 Photo: WENN/Credit: Brian To/

TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has apologized to the family of Trayvon Martin for his choice of words in an interview regarding bigotry and prejudice.

Cuban spoke about the sensitive subjects in an interview with Inc. magazine, revealing some of his own prejudices. In the interview, he says he would walk to the other side of a street if he saw “a black kid in a hoodie and it’s late at night” or if he encountered a “white guy, bald head, tattoos everywhere.”

Hooded sweatshirts, or “hoodies,” became a rallying emblem of sorts for protesters during the case involving Martin, the black teen from Florida who was shot and killed by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in February 2012.

On Twitter, Cuban says he should have used different examples.
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