Larry Bird: 'Paul George's comments on Ray Rice situation were thoughtless'

Indiana Pacers president of basketball operations Larry Bird says that Paul George's comments about the current Ray Rice controversy were thoughtless.

Indiana Pacers president of basketball operations Larry Bird has said that forward Paul George's comments on the controversy surrounding NFL player Ray Rice were thoughtless.

George wrote a number of tweets, some of which have now been removed, that could have been deemed as offensive to sufferers of domestic violence, before later using the platform to apologise for the comments.

"Paul George's tweets from earlier were thoughtless and without regard to the subject of domestic violence and its seriousness in society," said Bird in a statement released by the Pacers.

"We have talked to Paul to strongly express our displeasure and made it clear that the NBA and the Pacers' organisation will not condone or tolerate remarks of this nature.

"Paul understands that he was wrong and why his tweets were so inappropriate and is very apologetic."

The Pacers will return to action when the new NBA season begins in late October.

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Indiana Pacers' Paul George in action against Miami Heat on June 1, 2013
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