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Jock apologies are really sorry

Jemele Hill says Michael Vick is the latest prove to that "sorry" is the hardest word for athletes.

Updated: December 4, 2006, 1:15 PM ET
By Jemele Hill | Page 2

Not everyone knows how to repent.

And athletes have proven to be exceptionally bad at expressing contrition. They can barely say the words "I'm sorry," much less mean them.

Michael Vick's apology this week for giving Atlanta fans the middle finger further crystallized just how bad athletes are at mea culpas.

If Vick were really sorry for flipping the bird after the Falcons' frustrating loss to the Saints on Sunday, his first apology wouldn't have come on a piece of paper. ...

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