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Serena backtracks on rape comments

Updated: June 19, 2013, 7:50 PM ET
Associated Press

Serena Williams says she's reaching out to the family of the victim in the Steubenville rape case after the tennis star was quoted in a Rolling Stone article saying "she shouldn't have put herself in that position."

"I am currently reaching out to the girl's family to let her know that I am deeply sorry for what was written in the Rolling Stone article," Williams said in a statement released through her agent Wednesday. "What was written -- what I supposedly said -- is insensitive and hurtful, ...

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