Roy Hibbert went from praise to scrutiny over the course of last night because he dropped a gay slur ("no homo") during the post-game press conference. He reached out to Jason Collins on Twitter presumably to make amends, but he's just issued a formal apology earlier today:

"I am apologizing for insensitive remarks made during the postgame press conference after our victory over Miami Saturday night.They were disrespectful and offensive and not a reflection of my personal views. I used a slang term that is not appropriate in any setting, private or public, and the language I used definitely has no place in a public forum, especially over live television. I apologize to those who I have offended, to our fans and to the Pacers' organization."

It's good that the apology came rather quick, but that fine is probably still coming.

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[via ESPN]