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John Lackey apologizes for remark

Updated: March 27, 2012, 7:54 PM ET
ESPNBoston.com

Boston Red Sox pitcher John Lackey issued a statement Tuesday apologizing for a remark he made that was part of a column in Tuesday's Boston Globe.

"I apologize for my thoughtless choice of words that appeared in print earlier today. I meant no harm, and I am sorry to all I offended," the statement read.

Lackey used the word "retarded" in response to being questioned about the behavior of pitchers in the Red Sox clubhouse during the 2011 season. Reports came out after the season of ...

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