Jack Del Rio apologizes for calling Jan. 6 riots ‘dust-up’
Jack Del Rio has apologized for feedback he made that referred to the Jan. 6 Capitol riots as a “dust-up”.
Del Rio, at present the defensive coordinator for the Washington Commanders, issued an announcement on Twitter backtracking on earlier remarks.
“I made comments earlier today in referencing the attack that took place on the United States Capitol on January 6,2021. Referencing that situation as a dust-up was irresponsible and negligent and I am sorry,” he wrote.
“I stand by my comments condemning violence in communities across the country. I say that while also expressing my support as an American citizen for peaceful protest in our country. I have fully supported all peaceful protests in America. I love, respect, and support all my fellow coaches, players, and staff that I work with and respect their views and opinions.”
Earlier this week, the 59-year-old Del Rio despatched a tweet responding to a narrative concerning the Jan. 6 fee.
(*6*) he tweeted about the riots that occurred throughout America within the wake of the demise of George Floyd in 2020.
Asked concerning the tweet by reporters on Wednesday, he doubled down.
“Why are we not looking into those things — if we’re going to talk about it — why are we not looking into those things?” Del Rio mentioned. “I can look at images on the TV, people’s livelihoods are being destroyed, businesses are being burned down, no problem. And then we have a dust-up at the Capitol, nothing burned down, and we’re going to make that a major deal. I just think it’s kind of two standards, and if we apply the same standard and we’re going to be reasonable with each other, let’s have a discussion. That’s all it was. Let’s have a discussion.”
Del Rio performed linebacker within the NFL from 1985-1995, suiting up for the Saints, Chiefs, Cowboys and Vikings. He went into teaching as a defensive assistant for the Saints in 1997, ultimately turning into head coach of the Jaguars from 2003-2011 and later the Raiders from 2015-2017.
He has been Washington’s defensive coordinator since 2020.