Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is never one to put a filter on his speech. That got him into some trouble recently. Jones used a derogatory term for little people when talking about a former Cowboys staffer who recently passed away.

The Little People of America, an organization that advocates for people with dwarfism, took great offense to the use of the term “midget” by Jerry Jones. LPA said that the use of the term is not only disparaging but ignorant. They demanded an apology from the Cowboys owner.

Jerry Jones has now apologized for the slur. In a brief statement, Jones acknowledged that the term he used could be viewed as offensive. He did not offer anything beyond a simple apology, according to TMZ.

“Earlier today I made a reference which I understand may have been viewed as offensive. I apologize.”

The LPA noted that the use of the term stigmatizes people with dwarfism. They are hoping that people educate themselves to eradicate the word from the common vernacular. It will be interesting to see how they react to Jones’ mea culpa.

The Dallas Cowboys’ owner has long been known for his bombastic rhetoric. He was trying to pay tribute to an old friend but ended up offending an entire group of people. It probably won’t be the last time Jerry Jones’ mouth gets him into trouble, but for now, he has apologized.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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