Indianapolis Colts owner Robert Irsay apologized today for referring to a cable television analyst as a "little Jewish boy."
ESPN's Fred Edelstein had reported that Colts Coach Ron Meyer would be fired at the end of the season and replaced by Mike White, an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Raiders.
Asked to comment on that report, Irsay said Sunday night after the Colts' 17-14 victory over the New York Jets, "Edelstein's a little Jewish boy and he doesn't know what he's talking about."
The Colts issued a statement from Irsay today in which he said the Colts' season "has been filled with erroneous and unsubstantiated reports regarding our coaching staff."
"In the frustrating midst of this unfounded speculation, I regret my remark in response to one of these reports. I sincerely apologize to Mr. Fred Edelstein and to all offended parties for my inappropriate statement Sunday evening," Irsay said.